Edgar Allen Poe is the speaker in the poem. Upon reading it, one will notice that Poes word choice reflects how he reminisces about the times that he had with Annabel Lee. For example, when Poe says, "For the moon never beams, without bringing me dreams of the beautiful ANNABEL LEE" (Poe 739). Poe is stating that he thinks about her every night.
When Poe says, "Yes!--that was the reason (as all men know, in this kingdom by the sea) that the wind came out of the cloud by night, chilling and killing my ANNABEL LEE" (Poe 739). Poe gives off a dark imagery of the so-called "kingdom" where Annabel Lee is resting.
The Beautiful Annabel Lee
"Of my darling-- my darling-- my life and my bride, in her sepulchre there by the sea-- in her tomb by the sounding sea" (Poe 739). Poe uses symbolism when he talks about the sepulchre that Annabel Lee is buried in. According to Merriam Webster's online dictionary, a sepulchre is described as "a place of burial: TOMB" which can ultimately lead on to believe that the tomb she is buried in could represent death for obvious reasons.
Imagery is not used much in this poem, however, Poe uses it when he says that he can "Feel the bright eyes of the beautiful ANNABEL LEE" (Poe 739). When he says this, one can instantly imagine Poe lying down somewhere at night thinking about how striking his lover's eyes were and how it will forever leave an imprint on his life.
The most obvious example of refrain used in the poem is how the author continuously uses Annabel Lees name in every stanza (Poe 738-739) .By doing this, it feels like the author is trying to keep her name alive instead of having it go out in vain at any time.
Love conquers all can be used as a theme in the poem because Poe starts by informing the reader that both he and Annabel Lee were young when they first starting dating but even time could not keep them from loving each other conditionally early on. When Poe said "I was a child and she was a child in this kingdom by the sea; But we loved with a love that was more than love-- I and my Annabel Lee," this lets the reader get an idea of how strong their love was. Not only was is strong early on, but it was also strong till th end because even after her death he still thought that nothing could take away his love from the beautiful Annabel Lee (Poe 739).