“Annabel Lee” Poetry Analysis
Directions: Answer the questions using the poem. (Use the hints in
parentheses to assist with the correct answer)
1. Who is the assumed speaker?
2. What is the setting?
5. What lines inform you of Annabel’s death? (number)
wind came out chilling and killing my annabel lee
6. According to the speaker, why did Annabel die? Put the lines
that support this answer.
the angels were jealous of their love
7. What does “coveted” (synonym from poem) mean, and who portrayed this
8. What is a synonym for the word “angel”?
8.5. What line addresses the young age of the two loves?
i was a child and she was a child
8. What does “coveted” (synonym from poem) mean, and
who portrayed this action?
9. In the 4th stanza, what sound device is “chilling and killing” an example
11.What is a synonym for tomb or crypt? Use a word from the poem.
12. The speaker states that his and Annabel’s love is stronger than what two
groups of people? Write the number of the two lines that support this
statement or write the lines. those who are older and wiser
13. What is a synonym for “separate”?
14. Line 34 is an example of what sound device?
15. Where are the angels located? Demons?
angels are in heaven and demons under the sea
16. Where does the speaker spend most of this time after the death of Annabel?
17. The speaker seems to have difficulty forgetting his love; what lines support
his inference? Write the number or the lines.
18. What names does the speaker refer Annabel as?
my darling my life and my bride, beautiful
19. How did the speaker describe Annabel Lee?
20. Which line does not make “sense” when dealing with the senses?
Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary, While
I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
1. In line (a) find the two words that are an example of internal rhyme and record
them: dreary and weary
2. In line (b) find the three words that are an example of alliteration and record
them: napping tapping rapping
3. “And the silken sad uncertain rustling of each purple curtain...” In this
line find two words that are an example of assonance and record them:
4. What is the setting of “The Raven”? Include month and weather.
It is raining december
5. Explain the conflict in “The Raven.”
haunted over the raven
6. In what ways does the author create “mood” in the opening stanza?
eerie and creepy
7. Is there any indication that the narrator may have dreamt the entire episode?
There is no indication
8. What is he hoping the Raven can tell him?
that she is coming back
9. Copy and identify one form of figurative language used in the poem:
10. Throughout the poem, many words are repeated (ex: chamber, sorrow,
Nevermore, Lenore). Why does Poe do this? What type of effect does it have on
the reader? He does this to emphasize the sadness of the poem and the creepiness.
to emphasize disparity of the bird and for the rythm
Open here I flung the shutter, when, with many a flirt and flutter,
there stepped a stately raven of the saintly days of yore.
made he; not an instant stopped or stayed he; But, with mien of lord or lady,
perched above my chamber door - Perched upon a bust of Pallas just above my
chamber door -
11. Explain what happens in the stanza above:
Not the least obeisance
Perched, and sat, and nothing more.
raven flies in and sits on a statue
12. What word does the raven always use to answer the narrator’s questions?