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Rapping at my chamber door . . .

Never let it be said that "The Simpsons" have no redeeming value. After watching the Halloween episode (from Season 2), he's become interested in Edgar Allen Poe. Last night at the library, he checked out a collection of Poe's stories and poems. Right now, I'm listening him to read aloud "The Raven." He's giving a wonderfully dramatic reading, too.

He's also expressed interest in reading "Fall of the House of Usher."

:)


(Of course, he also learned "eat my shorts" from that episode, but let's ignore that, shall we)?

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joyliveshere
Sep. 13th, 2007 10:00 pm (UTC)
I LOVE the Simpson's version of The Raven. I haven't watched the Simpsons regularly in years, but that's one of my favorite episodes of the ones I've seen. There's also a very funny Harry Potter parody with Mr. Burns as Voldemort which I love, and the episode w/ John Waters in it is great. Those are my 3 favorites, although there's an awful lot to choose from.

The Raven is a great poem, which I don't say lightly because I'm not a big poetry fan. I also like Annabel Lee, which for some reason I memorized at some point in my life.
here_be_dragons
Sep. 13th, 2007 10:36 pm (UTC)
Ooh! I wanna see the Harry Potter one. (I'll have to check which season it is; maybe that will be the next season we buy. Since the kids don't get any older each year, it doesn't really matter the order in which we watch them, does it)? I like "The Raven" too - and I, like you, am NOT a poetry fan. It's pretty cool to listen to Connor read it; he's putting a lot of emotion into it.
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