One of the most influential authors that contributed to this experience was Edgar Allan Poe.
The poem follows Poe 's familiar theme of the grievous death of a young woman, in this poem the woman is “[the speaker 's] darling--[his] darling--[his] life and [his] bride”.
Many believe that Virginia Clemm, who died suddenly and at a young age, much like Annabel Lee in the poem, was the source of inspiration for Poe.
His experiences, although not entirely positive, have helped him grow into the man he is today.
By using sensory imagery and “precise” diction along with the informal stanza structure, the speaker shows the reader that, despite his bi-cultural past, he now has realized, thanks to his experiences, that some of the most important things are not “visible” and that he is indeed proud of his ethnicity....
[tags: Edgar Allan Poe, Poetry, Love] - An exceptional poem can move the reader to a new consciousness.
It becomes more than words pieced together to make a rhyme, and evokes true emotion that is palpable.
This poem is often referred to a number of different women Poe had in his life, but most people think this poem is referred to the memory of Virginia Clemm.
Virginia Clemm married Poe when she was thirteen, and died in 1847 before she turned twenty-five.
For that reason, Poe considers the love between Annabel and narrator to be complete and perpetual compared to that of mature people....
[tags: Edgar Allan Poe, Love, Annabel Lee, Poetry] - Analysis of Li-Young Lee’s Persimmons The speaker in Li-Young Lee’s poem “Persimmons” has been clearly raised in a bi-lingual, bi-cultural atmosphere.