Edgar Allan Poe

@Shaun72 (15968)
Palatka, Florida
March 18, 2007 10:24pm CST
Has anyone ever read his poems or stories? I have liked him since I was in middle school. I just recently bought A book called Complete Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe. What stories or poems do you like by him? I like "Tale Tell Heart" myself and also "House of Usher" What are some other tells or storiesa that you like by Edgar Allan Poe?
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• United States
19 Mar 07
'The Tell-Tale Heart' is probably one of, if not the, best story from the genius mind of this deeply troubled author. 'The Cask of Amontillado' (short story), 'For Anne' and 'The Raven' (both poems) are also great works that should be read by everybody!
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@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
19 Mar 07
I agree he was like the genius of his poems and his stories I have never read "The Cast of Amontillado or "For Anne" Thanks for your response
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• United States
19 Mar 07
Check them out. They are great.
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• United States
19 Mar 07
I remember I had to read "The Cask of Amontillado" for Great Books when I was a kid, and I didn't have a clue in the world what it was. Can you imagine making a kid read this story? Still, so many of the great authors we've read, we learned about in school, so I guess I shouldn't complain. Now, as an adult, when I go back and reread stuff that I read in school (whether grade school, high school, or even college), I realize how much I missed.
@ArsonCuff (3121)
• United States
10 Nov 07
If you like the Tell-Tale Heart there is a new movie coming out updating it with Josh Lucas starring...it is way different though than the original plot, check out this article on it: http://www.terrortube.com/html/Lucas-and-Tell-Tale-Heart.html
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@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
10 Nov 07
That looks really neat thanks a lot for this link.
@mskzalameda (4036)
• Philippines
11 Apr 07
i love his stories especially the tell tale heart. that is the first mystery story i ever idolized. eventhough it was just a short story he he. the father of the modern mystery is edgar allan poe. Edgar Allan Poe remains today one of the most-beloved mystery writers in history. His contributions to literature and the mystery genre cannot be underestimated. hands down to edgar allan poe!!
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
12 Apr 07
I agree. I love his writtings and Tale Tale heart is my favorite also. I learned about him in English I guess because he was a poet.
• United States
10 Apr 07
The Bells! Read that poem, that is, if you haven't already. It has a wonderful flow.
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@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
10 Apr 07
I have never read it but I will look for it thank you.
• United States
20 Mar 07
I really like the "Black Cat" and "annabell Lee" and "the raven", most people don't think of those two when they hear Edgar Allan Poe :)
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@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
21 Mar 07
Actully "Black Cat" is really good and "The Raven" is great also.
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• United States
19 Mar 07
I've read several of his stuff and to be honest, I find the way he wrote quite lyrical. It's catchy and sticks with you, however, I'm not partial to him. I honestly find some of his stuff, strange and not quite as 'scary' as people claim them to be. I guess that's just me.
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@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
19 Mar 07
well thanks for your response anyhow.
@JuliaPan (564)
• Canada
19 Mar 07
I read his books when I was a student. But frankly speaking if I could choose whether to read him or not, I wouldn't. I admit, he's a very good writer, his descriptions are so vivid and specific, but the plots of his stories are so awful (perhaps I'm a too sensible person) that I could hardly read till the end.
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@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
19 Mar 07
Thanks for your response anyhow. I have a best friend that says about the same thing.
@k1tten (2321)
• United States
19 Mar 07
Tell Tale Heart is one of my favorites along the Raven.
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@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
19 Mar 07
Yeah I love Tell Tale Heart that is the story that got me to liking his other stories. The Raven is good also.
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@Jemina (5784)
7 Jun 09
[i]"It was many and many a year ago, In a kingdom by the sea, That a maiden there lived whom you may know By the name of Annabel Lee; And this maiden she lived with no other thought Than to love and be loved by me."[/i] This is a poem I had to memorize and recite in class when I was in high school. I love the rhyme and rhythm.
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
8 Jun 09
That sounds really interesting. I have never read this poem before by Edgar Alan Poe.
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• United States
8 Jun 09
Oh my God!! You haven't read Annabell Lee? Go out and read it right now! NOW! Its awesome!!!
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@Jemina (5784)
8 Jun 09
Yes, Shaunee, you should really read it. It's a poignant love story beautifully narrated in a poem.
• Philippines
11 Apr 07
i also have a book about short stories and poems of edgar allan poe... i got into buying it coz i like Annabel Lee a lot... i also like Black Cat... i forgot the title of the other stories but i think he is a great writer and poet...
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
12 Apr 07
Yeah he is I like Tell Tale Heart the best myself and House of Usher. Black Cat that one is great.
• Philippines
14 Apr 07
i refreshed myself yesterday about edgar allan poe, i read Tell-Tale Heart and its really mysterious and i liked it...
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@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
14 Apr 07
That's cool I am glad you did. Yeah that is way I liked it so much myself.
• United States
8 Jun 09
I like the Cask of Armadillo (I can't remember the actual spelling of the word and its always been an inside joke in my family. Regardless, I bet if you are a fan of Poe you know what I am talking about!) I really liked this story, not only does it have the great twisted, human psychy that Poe wrote so well, it has betrayal, insanity and more importantly killing your friend in a new and interesting way is always popular! I like the Raven too, but EVERYONE that has ever celebrated Holloween knows about the Raven... Its overdone :).
• United States
8 Jun 09
As the killer in Cask said: In pace requiescat (may he rest in peace).
@Bd200789 (2994)
• United States
19 Jan 09
We had to read a few of his poems and stories in school. I like "The Raven" and "House of Usher, too.
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
20 Jan 09
Yeah he is what got me to liking to read horror and mystery books.
• United States
8 Aug 07
I liked the House of Usher. It's been so many years since I read his poems in school growing up. I think there was one about a cat or something. And "Beware the Jabberwocky," was that Poe? I don't know. Maybe I need to borrow your book as these 20 years seem like 100 to me!
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
8 Aug 07
The House of Usher Poe wrote. I have never heard of "Beware the Jabberwoccky". "House of Usher" is about a man who is sick that he comes to visit.
• Philippines
6 Aug 07
Yeah, but I've only read the Cask of Amontillado and The Raven. Poe's one of the best story writers. We made a film out of those two (our prof told us too and it was damn hard!). It sucks due to certain circumstances we can't avoid but at least it was appreciated. Poe is a classic writer. I like the way there's brilliance in his works, how genius his works are.^_^ Reading and understanding the Cask, it made me want to read a lot more of his works! Ahahaha... Thank God for libraries ahehehe...
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
6 Aug 07
The Ravan is great I have never read hi Cask of Amontillado. I am glad that there are liberaries to Poe is one worth reading thsnks for your comments
@arkaf61 (10884)
• Canada
10 Apr 07
There was a time in my life that I really liked Edgar Allan Poe a lot. I used to love "the raven" and "the bells" and found "the murders of the rue morgue" quite interesting. I think it was a dark phase LOL I still enjoy his poems and stories but not the same way I used to. And I still think he is a a gifted poet. I just don't have him as my favorite anymore :)
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
10 Apr 07
that's understandable. He just stands out to me. I have a best freind that says the same thing.
@una1129 (271)
• China
10 Apr 07
i never heard of that ,i'll search it from the net.
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
10 Apr 07
Yeah Edgar Allan Poe was a poem writer and a great story writert.
@getmpfree (132)
• Slovenia
19 Mar 07
Never saw them here, I should check out ...
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
19 Mar 07
They are stories and poems worth reading. I like reading what he wrote.