Happy birthday, Mr. Poe!!!!

@raxxie (128)
Mexico
January 19, 2009 11:40am CST
Today is Edgar Allan Poe's 200 birthday! He was born on January 19th, 1809. Sooooo.... which is your favourite Poe's tale/poem/book? Mine is Some Words with a Mummy. I find it very interesting and fun! But also The Black Cat is great. And so many others! That's why Poe is so important for modenr Literature! Don't you think so?
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@makingpots (11922)
• United States
20 Jan 09
I do agree that Poe is important for modern literature. My favorite of his is The Raven. Happy birthday, Mr. Poe.
@raxxie (128)
• Mexico
21 Jan 09
Hello, Makingpots. Let's celebrate Poe! :)
• United States
20 Jan 09
My favorite is the Cask of Amontillado. I can't really explain why. I think it's just the level of rage that it would take to get another man drunk then build him into a wall. I think there are two kinds of horror readers.... well, probably three but two mainly. One group is inspired by Poe and the other by Lovecraft. Of course there are some who enjoy both but I think even they prefer one over the other. I am for Poe, myself, more the psychological, human aspects of horror rather than the monster stories from Lovecraft.
@raxxie (128)
• Mexico
21 Jan 09
Hiya, Crimsonladybug. I think it's very interesting what you say about horror readers. I do like Lovecraft's stories, but I prefer Poe's, too. :)
@wayz12 (2059)
• United States
19 Jan 09
Favorite Poe poem would be Annabel Lee. For someone who writes such scary stories, he can pen romantic ones too. Dedicated to his child-bride, Annabel Lee is a beautiful poem about a love that was lost but will not be forgotten. Just a few lines from the poem that I can actually quote from memory... "For we love with a love That was more than love I and my beautiful Annabel Lee" "For the moon never beams, Without bringing me dreams, of my beautiful Annabel Lee."
@raxxie (128)
• Mexico
21 Jan 09
Hiya, Wayz! Lovely poem indeed! There's a very good version in spanish, in fact, its a song! The band is "Radio Futura" and the song is, of course, Annabel Lee. Maybe you'd like to listen to it -I really enjoy listening to poems I love in other languages, even if I don't understand the words, I enjoy listening to the rythm :)
@Bd200789 (2994)
• United States
19 Jan 09
I liked "The Fall of the House of Usher" and "The Raven". I haven't read any of the ones you mentioned. I'll have to look for them.
@raxxie (128)
• Mexico
19 Jan 09
Hello, Bd! "Some words with a mummy" is not too known, maybe because it's not a horror tale. It's more like humoristic, I'd say. But it's very good! And "The black cat" is a very scary short story. And a very good one too!
• Canada
19 Jan 09
As cliched as it may seem, my favorite is still "The Tell-Tale Heart". I think it's because it was my first exposure to Edgar Allan Poe. I was assigned the short story early on in school. I loved the story and was so caught up in its rhythm (that beating heart!). We used to read-aloud in class, as well, and everyone's interpretations as they read made it even more captivating. In his poetry, I enjoy "The Raven". It, too, is very "musical".
@raxxie (128)
• Mexico
19 Jan 09
Hello! :) I agree, both "The Tell-Tale Heart" and "The Raven" are great!
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@aquiah (79)
• Philippines
31 Jan 09
hi! I have read only one of his tale "the cask of amontillado" and it sure is a good story. He really is a good writer and I am looking forward to read his other writings. late as it may be, but Happy birthday Mr. Edgar Allan Poe!