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Annabel Lee

Annabel Lee


by Edgar Allan Poe

Annabel Lee Man and the Natural World Quotes

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Quote #4

In her tomb by the sounding sea. (line 41)

Here we are, back at the sea again. We think those last two words are brilliant. We don't even know what "sounding sea" means. Maybe something like booming? But that little bit of mystery seems like the perfect cap to a spooky, strange poem. We also like the way it weaves us back to the natural world, to the sea where we began. After all that drama and excitement, we're left with nothing but the ocean.

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