Poetry Analysis Essay: Figurative Language in “Annabel Lee”


Grade Levels

7th – 10th


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3 pages


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This lesson asks students to read “Annabel Lee” by Edgar Allan Poe and analyze how Poe uses figurative language to convey the theme.


How does Poe use figurative language in “Annabel Lee” to convey a theme about love?

Resources Included:

  • ANNOTATION SHEET – Students summarize each stanza of “Annabel Lee” in their own words and highlight figurative language using a color key.
  • ANALYSIS CHART – Students fill out chart with three examples of figurative language and how they help emphasize the theme of the poem.
  • ESSAY TEMPLATE – Students fill in sentence frames with evidence and analysis using their notes. Depending on the ability of your students, you can choose whether or not to use this support.

Total Pages

3 pages

Answer Key

Not Included

Teaching Duration

90 minutes

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