Annabel Lee by Edgar Allen Poe

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Re: Annabel Lee by Edgar Allen Poe

Post by Wanton_Wordsmith » 26 Apr 2015, 22:36

Graverobber wrote:[quote="anomalocaris"

"Funny had better be sad somewhere."-Jerry Lewis.

Comedians are some of the most dark and desturbed of us.
It takes alot of damage to make a person go " huh, I think I'll go make people laugh at me today".
Comedy, no matter how innocent, is a raw, bloody wound in the comedians life.

Just what I've observed.
This is so true! Whenever I've noticed that when me and my friends are at our most moody and cynical, the one-liners fly like Super Grover 2.0 over a Muppet disaster area. And the landings aren't that nice, either. It must help to be made out of felt.

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Post by johappy » 15 Jun 2015, 00:36

I love the lines "And neither the angels in Heaven above/Nor the demons down under the sea/Can ever dissever my soul/Of the Beautiful Annabel Lee"

The rhyme is soooooo good. :D

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Post by Argie » 15 Jun 2015, 08:43

I'm not really familiar with Edgars work, but so far it sounds fabulous. As a child I adored Dr. Seuss (which seems pretty childish), but I also liked reading a big book of poems. I forgot the title and the author, but it was a big white book and had black and white pictures on the inside (it's a children's book).For now I'll experiment with Edgar Allen Poe.

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Post by Sammamy318 » 30 Jun 2015, 06:39

That was the first poem I memorized. Oddly enough, the movie Holes introduced me to it.

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Post by boelyn65 » 06 Jul 2015, 18:49

Read this for the first time in jr. High in one of the anthology books along with his poem " The Bells", love this poem I think it's just a shame that the only work that anyone really knows is "The Raven" and it only gets read near Halloween. To be honest, I think that his lesser known stuff is a lot better.

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Post by hannahbm13 » 16 Jul 2015, 13:47

I think this poem is absolutely beautiful. We actually did a play in school this spring with a character based off of this poem. It was very interesting.
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Post by dickens 100 » 16 Jul 2015, 15:51

I think this is wonderful. Some of his writing was creepy but still fantastic.
Does anyone remember the brilliant Roger Corman films that were all based on Edgar Allen Poe's works
House of Usher which starred Vincent Price and The Masque Of The Red Death were both terrifying.

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Post by Fran » 16 Jul 2015, 16:03

dickens 100 wrote:I think this is wonderful. Some of his writing was creepy but still fantastic.
Does anyone remember the brilliant Roger Corman films that were all based on Edgar Allen Poe's works
House of Usher which starred Vincent Price and The Masque Of The Red Death were both terrifying.
I remember The Masque of the Red Death - scared the living daylights out of me. :oops:
We fade away, but vivid in our eyes
A world is born again that never dies.
- My Home by Clive James

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Post by dickens 100 » 16 Jul 2015, 17:10

I will have to read all the other Poe again. What was the name of the story where someone was buried alive, then was scratching to get out of the coffin, unless it was a terrifying dream!

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Post by DATo » 16 Jul 2015, 17:29

dickens 100 wrote:I will have to read all the other Poe again. What was the name of the story where someone was buried alive, then was scratching to get out of the coffin, unless it was a terrifying dream!
The Premature Burial
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Post by selahangel1 » 17 Jul 2015, 11:53

This is actually my favorite poem. See, I am an AP lit person so we spent months analyzing poetry and this one always came out on top. Yes it has a dark air to it but it's beautiful in structure which could relate how if someone was speaking of a dead loved one a possible reaction could be being very calm and methodical. It's a gorgeous piece.

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Post by dickens 100 » 17 Jul 2015, 12:59

Yes, brilliant. Started reading the complete Edgar Allen Poe works once again and all are brilliant, especially the Masque of The Red Death, William Wilson and the Black Cat

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Post by Gravy » 18 Jul 2015, 05:37

Argie wrote:I'm not really familiar with Edgars work, but so far it sounds fabulous. As a child I adored Dr. Seuss (which seems pretty childish), but I also liked reading a big book of poems. I forgot the title and the author, but it was a big white book and had black and white pictures on the inside (it's a children's book).For now I'll experiment with Edgar Allen Poe.
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Post by dickens 100 » 23 Jul 2015, 18:15

I am reading his complete works, including poems. Have just read Hop Frog. Has anyone read this. It's about a dwarf,who is a jester for a king. He is humiliated and laughed at, but eventually takes savage revenge on his tormentors
It's an astonishing piece of work.

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Post by dhaller » 14 Aug 2015, 15:01

Poe's Poems Pwn Posers!

I have "The Conqueror Worm" memorized. And I love The Raven.

Poe is so good.
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