The narrator begins the poem jubilantly talking about their love. Later, the narrator believes that the angels were unhappy and envious of his and Annabel’s love, which is why Annabel died suddenly. However, even though Annabel has died, he still believes that their souls are together, which brings hope into the poem.
Edgar Allan Poe, the author, uses a rhyme scheme throughout the whole poem. He does this to create a wave-like pattern, which is a lot like the sea which he references throughout the poem. He also uses different line lengths so the reader can imagine the waves because he uses long, then short, then long line lengths again.
Prior to the shift, the narrator talked about their happy times and their childhood. After Annabel’s death, the narrator spoke in an attitude of grief and sorrow. I say this because of the fact he is mourning the loss of her and blames the jealousy of the angels on this.
In the beginning of the poem, the mood is happy and jubilant and then becomes sad and tearful.
The title is “Annabell Lee”. This makes it seem not only is this about Annabell Lee, but also a remembrance of Annabell Lee. I can make an assumption based on the title and a little bit of the passage that he probably wrote this out of grief for his loss.
If your love is strong enough, it can’t be stopped by anything, even death. This is shown by him gazing into the night and thinking about her all the time. This is also shown when he thinks that their souls are not separated, even by death.