Read the last stanza of "Annabel Lee" and answer the question.

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 the sepulchre there by the sea, In her tomb by the sounding sea.

The imagery and word choice in the last stanza create a mood of _____.

A)sadness and remorse
B)danger and gloom
C)silence and peace
D)anger and hostility

2 Answer

  • I would say A. ┬áIt sounds kind of peaceful until the end, where it says she is in a tomb.
  • Answer: A) sadness and remorse.

    Explanation: In literature, mood is a literary element that evokes certain feelings or vibes in readers through words and descriptions. We can also say that the mood is the emotional setting of the piece or its atmosphere. In the given stanza from "Annabel Lee" we can see that the speaker is really sad because of the death of his bride, so the stanza has a mood of sadness and remorse.