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  • "And I rest so composedly, Now, in my bed, That any beholder Might fancy me dead— Might start at beholding me, Thinking me dead"(13-18)
  • Setting
  • The setting is placed in an a sick man's household.
  • Speaker
  • The speaker is the man and he complains of his pains and living situation.
  • "The sickness—the nausea— The pitiless pain— Have ceased, with the fever That maddened my brain— With the fever called "Living" That burned in my brain" (25-30)
  • Symbol
  • Thirst symbolizes his suffering and how much pain he is in.
  • "Torture of thirst For the naphthaline river Of Passion accurst:— I have drank of a water That quenches all thirst:— Of a water that flows, With a lullaby sound, From a spring but a very few Feet under ground"— (34-42)
  • "And ah! let it never Be foolishly said That my room it is gloomy And narrow my bed; For man never slept In a different bed— And, to sleep, you must slumber In just such a bed" (45-52)
  • Sleep is presented as peace or deather since the speaker is dying
  • Imagery
  • "And I lie so composedly, Now, in my bed, (Knowing her love) That you fancy me dead— And I rest so contentedly, Now in my bed (With her love at my breast). That you fancy me dead— That you shudder to look at me, Thinking me dead:—" (85-94)
  • Poe uses repetition when it comes to Annie, his bed, and his illnesses. He uses refrain to strengthen his emotions for his character to make it sentimental.
  • Refrain
  • Theme
  • Love never dies.
  • "But my heart it is brighter Than all of the many Stars in the sky, For it sparkles with Annie— It glows with the light Of the love of my Annie—" (95-100)
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