Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Edgar Allan Poe Part 2

Edgar Allan Poe also inspired other artists to create works of art.

Voltaire wrote a song about visiting Edgar Allan Poe's grave (which I totally want to do even if it is weird!!!), called Graveyard Picnic. It's full of references to Annabel, the Conqueror Worm, and so many other of Poe's works.

Many artists have captured the poem Annabel Lee in paintings and photomanipulations.

* The beautiful acrylic painting of Annabel Lee came from dustfae.

* The above photomanipulation was created by RavenxCorpse.

* Another awesome photomanipulation was created by miss-ninja.

* You can see other works at the gallery at

*All of these artists have accounts on If you like these works, please check out the rest of their galleries.*

There was even a Living Dead Doll made of Edgar Allan Poe and Annabel Lee (of which I am a proud owner). The Poe doll just looks so cute and sad. Aww.

There have been countless parodies and reimaginings of Poe's work for television. My favorite has to be the Raven from The Simpson's from the first Treehouse of Horror. Unfortunately, I could only find the audio of the clip. I actually first saw this in an English class in middle school.


vvb32 reads said...

thanks for the music post. loved it for its renaissance-y folks-y sounds. awww, your dolls are cute in a morbid way. ;-D

Misty said...

I remember that Simpsons episode! I always loved the Tree House of Horrors and any of the ones where they "tell stories" to each other that end up being parodies of classic works.

Anonymous said...

I don't mean this in a rude way, so don't take offense okay? Poe's wife name was Elizabeth, not Annabel Lee. (You might want to correct that by the photo of The Living Dead Dolls)
I did a 30 page research paper on Poe recently in college and just wanted to let you know...

titania86 said...

The dolls are named that by the manufacturer, not by me. I understand your point, but I think it's not based on reality. Annabel Lee is one if his most famous and chilling poems, so I think they wanted to portray that. Here is the archive describing the dolls and their names. Maybe you should take your issue with them to get their facts straight. :)

cjh12 said...

Edgar's wife is Virginia, not Elizabeth. Now, Edgar's biological mom's name is Elizabeth, and she died from tebucolosis. So. yeah. I mean, i'm not trying to offend anyone, but i just learned this from honors english 3. so. and yeah, i'm like a year late on this, but whatever. just wanted to clear edgar's wife's name cleared up.