18 pages 36 minutes read

Edgar Allan Poe

Annabel Lee

Fiction | Poem | Adult | Published in 1849

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Reading Comprehension Questions

1. In what location is the poem set?

A) a distant desert

B) a rural village

C) an enchanted forest

D) a seaside kingdom

2. According to the narrator, who sent the chilling wind that killed Annabel Lee?

A) angels

B) demons

C) God

D) Satan

3. Why did the above being(s) want to kill Annabel Lee?

A) They were jealous of the love she shared with the speaker.

B) They were punishing her for wrongdoing.

C) They were carrying out the wishes of her family.

D) They were testing the speaker to see if he would stay faithful to her.

4. Where does Annabel Lee’s body rest?

A) on a barren hillside

B) in a tomb by the ocean

C) in a grave in the narrator’s yard

D) in her family’s house

5. What is the speaker’s routine each night?

A) to write poetry about Annabel Lee

B) to pray for his beloved

C) to sleep beside Annabel Lee’s body in the tomb

D) to watch the stars appear in the sky