"Annabel Lee" is the last poem by American author Edgar Allan Poe, written just before he died in 1849. Poe was a master of mystery and horror stories and is best known for his melancholy poem "The Raven." Much of Poe's work laments the death of a beautiful woman.
"Annabel Lee" is a dark poem about a dead woman who is so loved by the narrator, he sleeps beside her tomb every night. One of Edgar Allan Poe's most famous horror stories, "The Fall of the House of Usher," was published in a collection titled "Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque," in the late 1830s. Poe is credited with creating a new genre of detective fiction with the publication of his mystery novel "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" in 1841.