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The poem is :

Annabel Lee

By Edgar Allen Poe

It was many and many a year ago

In a kingdom by the sea

That a maiden there lived whom you may know

By the name of Annabel Lee;

And this maiden she lived with no other thought

Than to love and be loved by me.

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;

With a love that the winged seraphs of heaven

Coveted her and me.

And this was the reason that long ago

In this kingdom by the sea

A wind blew out of a cloud chilling

My beautiful Annabel Lee;

So that her highborn kinsman came

And bore her away from me

To shut her up in a sepulchre

In this kingdom by the sea.

The angels not half so happy in heaven

Went envying her and me—

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.

But our love it was stronger by far than the love

Of those who were older than we—

Of many far wiser than we—

And neither the angels in heaven above

Nor the demons down under the sea

Can ever dissever my soul from the soul

Of the beautiful Annabel Lee:

For the moon never beams without bringing me dreams

Of the beautiful Annabel Lee;

And the stars never rise but I feel the bright eyes

Of the beautiful Annabel Lee;

And so all the night-tide I lie down by the side

Of my darling—my darling—my life and my bride

In her sepulchre there by the sea

In her tomb by the sounding sea.

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