Poe's Lasting Influence and References to Him TODAY.

He left a long lasting impression on the world today because we still use his poems in tv shows or just as references. For example, we used his poem in Spongebob and The Simpsons. I don't think that most of us realize where these things come from or that they were written by someone who lived long ago.

This poem was written along time ago and it has been used in tv shows his other poems like "The Telltale Heart" it was used in Spongebob,  they used it but they rewrote it and made it a parody.

We don't use much of his poems or him very often. We only use Poe's poems and his life history to learn about how things were back then. For example, his mom died and his dad left, but he still got a lot done with his life. Something tragic happened to him but it didn't stop him from getting things accomplished. His poem "The Raven" is similar to "Nevermore" a poem about lost love and death with a tad sense of madness waiting around the corner and there's nothing we can do to avoid it. He points out that we are all guilty and that death comes to all of us. He still related to today because he could inspire some of us, students, children, adults, anyone he could change someones point of view or there thoughts about things and help them. He could also help someone realize they want to be a writer.

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Cites:

http://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2009/ja...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgar_Allan_Poe

http://www.egs.edu/library/edgar-allan-poe/biograp...

http://www.tv.com/shows/spongebob-squarepants/sand...

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