He was fully 100 years ahead of his time. Really. He was not just a macabre poet but also a writer of science fiction, if you can believe it. A rather prolific one. And I'm not kidding or exaggerating about the 100 years thing, it's awfully hard to believe it came from a man who died in 1849, most of it seems a lot like the sci-fi from the early 20th century.
Oh Edgar Allen Poe's poems... Quoth the Raven, "Nevermore" *dramatic sound in background* I read this poem many times and one time I had to listen to a audio recording of it. It got annoying because of all the 'Quoth the raven, "nevermore"' and the dramatic back sounds xD
Man, the contrast/dissonance between these cards' serious subjects and your comedically disproportionate style is hilarious. I just love Poe's super sombre expression as he stands there on those stubby legs in his oversize waistcoat. That big ol' head just looks filled to bursting with spine-chilling literary prose.
I was talking to a friend about Edgar Allan Poe and all the gory stories he wrote. My friend then said "Yeah, well americans don't like to read or write that stuff.", I then had to explain to him that Edgar Allan Poe was american.