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The truth was stranger than his fiction Monday, March 28, "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 It is a tribute to the unique emotional resonance of the poem that such a controversy even exists, considering that it is so overtly allegorical, rather than autobiographical, and there is certainly no valid evidence that Poe himself gave clues about any personal significance it may have had for him.
Poe was never one to offer explanations for any of his writings--in fact, he seemed to rather enjoy mystifying his readers with an air of, "It's none of my concern if you're too dull-witted to know what I mean. The leading actresses who have auditioned for the role of "Annabel Lee" are, roughly in order of popularity: Virginia Eliza Clemm Poe Poe's wife, is, by far, the woman most identified with the poem, and, while one Poe scholar perhaps became overly partisan when he said it was "sacrilege" to associate any other name with "Annabel Lee," she is the only logical choice if one wishes to read the lines as having any basis in fact.
The first to publicly state that the poem was a tribute to Virginia was Frances S. Osgood, in the "Reminiscences of Edgar A. Poe" she published in "Saroni's Musical Times" in December Griswold later reprinted her account in his "Poe memoir. Aside from the probability that Virginia was, as Mrs.
Osgood conceded, his one genuine love, of all the women Poe knew, she was the only one who had "no other thought than to love and be loved by me," she alone was his "bride," and, of course, unlike the other leading candidates, she was dead when he wrote the poem.
Not that this has stopped many people from trying. Sarah Elmira Royster Shelton Mrs. Shelton is the only other "Annabel" whose candidacy has developed any sort of following, in spite of the fact that her sole claim to the role rests upon a article by Edward Alfriend, "Unpublished Recollections of Edgar Allan Poe.
Alfriend's piece is among the most easily-ridiculed Poe articles--it is packed from beginning to end with statements that are both easily disproved and manifestly ludicrous. It is impossible to read his "recollections" without coming to the conclusion that he didn't know the first thing about either Poe or Mrs.
There is absolutely no other valid reason to link La Royster to "Annabel Lee," and it should be noted that in the interview Mrs. Shelton allegedly gave Edward V. Valentine inshe stated that Poe never addressed any poems to her.
Nevertheless, she still has her champions, most notably Thomas O. Mabbott, as was often his habit in many other matters, gave varied and uncertain opinions about the poem's origins, but he was fondest of naming Mrs. Shelton as the poem's inspiration--largely, it seems, because of his strange antipathy towards Virginia Poe.
For whatever reason, he swallowed whole all of Susan Archer Talley Weiss' unfounded slurs against Virginia and her marriage, making it impossible for him to accept the possibility that Poe had loved his wife enough to immortalize her memory in verse. Mabbott was also under the impression that Poe wrote the poem during the brief period of his reacquaintance with Mrs.
He seemed oblivious to the fact that "Annabel Lee" was completed by the early spring of that year--months before Poe reconnected with his old neighbor. Here I must pause for an admittedly off-topic rant:It will involve analysis of the power, responsibility, and performance of the media, including the significance of evolving media technologies, particularly the increasing importance of the Internet and social media in politics and government around the world.
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