Poe's lasting influence and references to him today.

Poe is known for his writings of mysteries, drama, and horror stories.

Poe’s work as an editor, a poet, and a critic had a great impact on American and international literature. His stories mark him as one of the first creators of both horror and detective fiction. Many anthologies credit him as the “builder” of the modern short story. He was also one of the first critics to focus primarily on the effect of style and structure in a literary work. Today, Poe is remembered as one of the first American writers to become a major figure in world of literature. People still read and look up to Poe to this very day. He's not as common as he used to be but he is still not forgotten. Students to this day still are studying his writings.   

Many writers were influenced by Poe (Jules Verne and Arthur Conan Doyle). Other authors spent years translating Poe's texts into other languages. Like Baudelaire translated Poe's texts into French (this took him fourteen years).

This book was published in January 1845, the poem is often noted for its musicality, stylized language, and supernatural atmosphere.