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English Annabel Lee Test 6
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What is the poem Annabel Lee about?
It is believed to be about Poe's wife that had died a couple of years before 1849 - His last poem
What few facts about Annabel Lee does the speaker give?
She was a maiden that lived to love and be loved by the speaker, He knew her from their childhood, a wind came to chill her and make her sick and she died,
How does he describe their love?
their love was so strong that it was a love that was "more than love" - the angels were jealous of their love it was so special - So strong that his love for her would bind them together forever even in death
What is the physical cause of the young brides death?
a wind that chills her - a fever
What spiritual forces cause her death?
The angels that envied their love sent the chilling wind
What kinds of visions does the speaker have after the death?
He dreams about her and the stars rise and make him feel her eyes -
He sleeps by her sepulchre
What happens to the body of Annabel Lee?
She is buried in a sepulchre by the sounding sea - her kinsmen take her there
What words and phrases give the poem its unreal quality - surrealism?
-In a kingdom by the sea
-With a love that the winged seraphs of heaven coveted her and me
-That the wind came out of the cloud by night chilling and killing
What lines in the poem indicate that the poet idealized the power of love?
-this maiden she lived with no other thought than to love and be loved by me
-With a love that the winged seraphs of heaven coveted
-A love it was stronger by far than the love of those who were older
- Love would not allow them to be separated even in death
What is the poem illustrates the poets belief in the timelessness of love?
He says that there love is stronger than the love of the older and the wiser and that angels and demons do not have the power to separate them because of their great love
What words or phrases are often repeated?
The kingdom by the sea, Beautiful Annabel Lee,
love, Annabel lee, sea
What three words does Poe repeatedly rhyme ?
Sea, Lee and me
What internal rhyme schemes are present?
Moon beams bring dreams
chilling and killing
my life my bride
all the night tide, I lie down by my side
Give an example of alliteration found in Annabel Lee?
The angels, not half so happy in heaven
demons down under
Repetition of a vowel sound within two or more words in close proximity
Give an example of assonance in the poem?
night tide - side - long i sound
rise and bright eyes - long i sound
What is the effect of the repetition of the phrase "of the beautiful Annabel Lee?
It brings emotion to his loss as he continually calls out her name
Also the repetition of these word creates a melancholy mood to the poem.
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