Poe, “Annabel Lee”

Annabel Lee comes off to me as a reversed and twisted version of a typical fairytale. The undying love between a princess and a man. The princess is locked away in a tower so that no one can reach her and she is isolated from the rest of the world. Instead of a the knight in shining armor on a white horse coming to rescue his princess from her tower, the princess dies her in stone grave. As I was reading this poem it made me think of the movie Shrek since it also it kind of a twisted version of they typical fairytale. Princess Fiona is locked away in a tower and instead of prince charming coming to save her an ogre comes to her rescue with a donkey by his side.

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