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"And I rest so composedly, Now, in my bed, that any beholder might fancy me dead" (line 13)
Setting: Poe's bed in his house "And I rest so composedly, now, in my bed" (line 13)
" For it sparkles with Annie— It glows with the light if the love of my Annie" (line 100)
Speaker: The speaker is this poem is believed to be Poe. He is at the end of his life and he is ready to die. He is at peace with his past and who he is as a person. However, he does care for Annie and her wellbeing.
Imagery: "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" (line 97) In this line Poe is using imagery to show how his heart is brighter than a star and that it glows for Annie.
Refrain: "Annie" (line 70) This poem is dedicated to a woman that Poe cares about deeply. It makes sense that he repeats her name multiple times to show that even though he is tired of living he still cares for Annie.
Symbol: Death In this poem death is symbolic for the end of life, but also the renewing of Poe's heart and thoughts. Death is not the end all be all. "But my heart it is brighter than all of the many stars in the sky" (line 97)
Theme: Death This entire poem is about how much Poe wants to die and how peaceful he is about his death. He wants Annie to be ok with his passing, but he is ready to die. "And the fever called "Living" is conquered at last." (line 5)
RIP Edgar Allan Poe
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