Hope you watch both videos for a compare and contrast. Compare and contrast a written story, drama, or poem to its audio, filmed, staged, or multimedia version, analyzing the effects of techniques unique to each medium (e.g., lighting, sound, color, or camera focus and angles in a film). Here are 10 of The Simpsons’ best Treehouse of Horror references, along with a bit about the original. This version gave comedic variant to the original poem and made it a little more appealing to today's audiences. Thanks, Tom. It was amazing to hear those rhythmic and eloquent lines coming out of his mouth. A stately raven steps in. Hopefully your post will help get me athinkin”. And it has referenced Edgar Allan Poe in both title ( “The Tell-Tale Head” from the first season) and in passing (in “Lisa’s Rival” from 1994, the title character builds a diorama based on the same Poe tale.) Overall humour made the Simpsons version stand out. Maybe so, but it still gives me the shivers. Pattern 1: Point by point. Then, the raven perches above the chamber door. Love Vincent Price. purpose. Like all teachers, I’m a goniff (thief). This past two years it seems there’s even more demands for paperwork and attending meetings. I still know a large part of the poem, all these years later, just from having listened to him practice. , I do, too. Edgar? You have me curious, Suzy. Major Themes in "The Raven" From The Raven summary, we know it's definitely a melancholy poem, and most of its themes revolve around grim topics. I liked the poem before The Simpson’s but I liked it more after. 30 years was enough! the main contrast to me is how sarcastic Homer sounds, compared to the narrator from the original "take thy BEAK from OUT my HEART... why you little..!" Kurt M. Koenigsberger said in his book Leaving Springfield that The Simpsons, while "not strictly a literary form ... is certainly the literate of all situation comedies". Vincent Price was one of a kind. The once-great animated sitcom is a pop culture institution and while The Simpsons has fallen out of favor with critics and audiences alike in … 4. . I think the animation of “The Simpsons” and Bart’s asides do make “The Raven” more memorable. Judy, we would have made GREAT team teachers! A collection of English ESL worksheets for home learning, online practice, distance learning and English classes to teach about simpsons, simpsons 3. He is a counterpart of Bart. Nancy Cartwright. In an essay, describe the comparison the speaker makes, citing details from the poem your point. Review - The Raven vs. Simpsons Adaptaion, Review - The Tell Tale Heart vs. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/c9/Raven_Manet_D1.tif/lossy-page1-398px-Raven_Manet_D1.tif.jpg, A link to the poem at PoeStories.com, “The Raven,” published in 1845 – http://poestories.com/read/raven, Definitions of terms in “The Raven:” https://www.vocabulary.com/lists/34221#view=notes. Illustration by Édouard Manet for a French translation by Stéphane Mallarmé of Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven.” (1875)  http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/ed/Raven_Manet_C1.tif/lossy-page1-456px-Raven_Manet_C1.tif.jpg, Photo: The Raven flying, “Le Corbeau, The Raven, poeme by Edgar Poe. Vincent Price gives the poem’s narrator just the right touch of despair and madness. But it’s easy to see how the raven (Bart) taunted and tormented the grieving narrator. 8. I hadn’t heard of Kate Bush before. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to (Judy Berman) and (earthrider, earth-rider.com, or earthriderdotcom) with appropriate and specific direction to the original content. Video: link to The Simpsons/Bart The Raven on Teacher Tube  http://www.teachertube.com/viewVideo.php?video_id=251203, Main Photo:The Raven flying in the open window. Bart and Lisa are telling scary stories in the treehouse, unaware that Homer is just outside listening in. I love to read it aloud–it’s so over-the-top that makes me laugh. Glad you liked it, Island Traveler. Compare and contrast. The story was practically the same as the original poem but the Narrator, the Raven and Lenore are played out by the Simpsons characters, Homer, Bart and Marge. of this assignment is to recognize different patterns of organization through a real-world comparison. Hope you and your family are having a great weekend. The Raven,” illustration by Édouard Manet (1875)  http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/34/Le_Corbeau_-_Manet%2C_Ex_Libris.jpg, Photo:The Raven’s shadow over the narrator. . comment from earthrider to Tracy Lee Karner: COPYRIGHT NOTICE: Judy Berman and earthrider, 2011-15. The Simpsons will soon air their thirty-first Treehouse of Horror special, but why are the Halloween outings known by this moniker? . Probably another two or three dozen, … He presses the raven for more information, asking: “Is there balm in Gilead?” (This is an Old Testament reference to divine deliverance, God. “The Raven” Questions 1. They did seem to enjoy it and it actually helped them understand the poem. This made the whole horror concept a bit more intense. Thank you for the compliment, timethief. . Charles, I can see how your older brother got into it. The poem continues to fascinate me. This adaptation brought in few new techniques such as having slower scenes with Homers worried face. Hope you’re having a great weekend. The raven is warned to go and not leave any of his black feathers behind. The Poem A further testament to the death grip of all things Poe on popular culture is that no English-language poet, with the exception of Shakespeare, has been depicted in television and cinema more often than Poe.Searching the Internet Movie Database reveals that The Raven is approximately the 54th movie or television show to feature the character of Poe, which itself pales in comparison … The only poems I remember memorizing that’s stuck with me all these years are Longfellow’s, “Paul Revere’s Ride.” That was in the 5th grade …and, much later, Marlowe’s “The Passionate Shepherd.”, Poe’s poem is wonderfully dark. , My grandson and I are chuckling over your comment. In a segment of the 1990 Halloween episode “Treehouse of Horror,” writer Sam Simon delivers a creative, humorous reworking of Edgar Allan Poe’s Your posts would make even Mr. Poe smile. She was the fifth and final prize to be won in the event's Act 2. He is driven insane by the memory of his deceased wife, Lenoreand a demon, The Raven. Create your own unique website with customizable templates. “And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor, Shall be lifted – nevermore!”. Poe’s The Raven still thrills. This made the whole thing more enjoyable and allowed viewers to actually see that action. Later, Homer is scared by the story and thinks he sees the Raven … This is my 10th year teaching. I love The Simpsons (the first 10 years) and I really enjoyed their take on “The Raven.” I’m glad I’m not the only one. My students love this poem even though the language is initially foreign to them. The story was practically the same as the original poem but the Narrator, the Raven and Lenore are played out by the Simpsons characters, Homer, Bart and Marge. This version gave comedic variant to the original poem and made it a little more appealing to today's audiences. The Raven is a character from Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven who torments the narrator, representing his insanity for his deceased wife, Lenore. ), Homer’s quite infuriated by now. They were often a little bit of a mystery as to what they were really about, especially some the tracks that were not released as a single – and yet I loved them. After thirty long years on the air, The Simpsons has left a lot of questions unanswered. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Lisa reads “The Raven.” As she reads, Homer morphs into the narrator. How much more scary can you get than that – he does it so well!! Take thy beak from out my heart, and take the form from off my door!”, The raven stares down at the desolate Homer who lies in the raven’s shadow on the floor. And yet strangely I was a big fan of Kate Bush at that age and loved reading her complex printed lyrics on her albums. Many episodes of Fox Network’s TV series, The Simpsons, are parodies of classical and contemporary literary works – from William Shakespeare’s Hamlet to J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series going through Edgar Allan Poe’s The Raven.After reading the original texts, we can compare and contrast each of them to a specific episode of the TV series. Warped? Thanks for the compliment, Paprika. Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com. Voiced by. And I wonder; did it make Poe laugh at his own cleverness? In the original poem, the raven’s one-word response angers the narrator. By the tale’s conclusion, the kids have trotted off to bed and fall right to sleep. But I do appreciate your vote of confidence, Tracy. Now, I’d be raving about that. I hate it when they say creepy stuff like that, especially when they do their Vincent Price impression… : (, Great stuff, Judy. Judy Berman and earthrider, 2011-16. Pattern 2: Block by block You’re such a super storyteller, Judy. When Homer hears the tale, he imagines Bart as the Raven. Glad you enjoyed my post. Edgar Allan Poe is recognized as the father of the mystery story and also the horror story in American Literature. Great rendition. I love the creativity and brainstorming that can make a good lesson great. I don’t miss grading all the essays, attending all the staff meetings or listening to parents complain that their children deserved A grades in spirt of cutting class and failing exams. This it is, and nothing more.”. I would have loved that experience of team teaching with you, Marilyn. I think it’s great that you found a way to bring young people to the poem, through the Simpsons. You’re not a thief. When the narrator opens the shutter, what does he find? “Leave my loneliness unbroken! Their relationship was good and eventually … Comparing Poe's 'The Raven' to 'The Simpsons' episode inspired by the original story I confess, Amy. Through a process of comparison… Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to (Judy Berman) and (earthrider, earth-rider.com, or earthriderdotcom) with appropriate and specific direction to the original content. The Raven Narrator is the unnamed narrator of Edgar Allan Poe'sThe Raven. Cartoon Version. Have a nice afternoon, Judy! Homer, responding to the loud tapping at the window, flings open the shutter. It was a major disappointment when compared to Vincent Price and I had to turn it off. Very convincing. There is a sense of foreboding. Both the poem and the Simpsons adaptation were fun to look at but overall I believe that the Simpsons version was more enjoyable as it made me feel as though the story was better paced and gave off a better sense of suspense and excitement than the poem. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Each time, the narrator tries to find an answer, the raven only answers, “Nevermore.”, Unfortunately, the Simpsons’ version leaves out some great lines. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Answer: In the first seasons of The Simpsons, Lisa is an omnivore like the rest of her family, but, after an interaction with an adorable lamb at a local petting zoo during the show’s seventh season, she decides to forgo meat, a character development that she maintains throughout the … . Nope, don’t miss any of that at all. Thanks for a great post, Judy. You’re as clever a teacher as Poe was a writer, in my opinion. Down the corridors of my mind: Stories of travel, family and life, “Ah, distinctly I remember it was in the bleak December, And each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor.”. : ). THOH – "Treehouse of Horror" THOH – "Treehouse of Horror XXX" archival footage Treehouse of Horror Evil House • Lenore Kang … I don’t watch The Simpsons but I was impressed with what I read above. He shrieks at the bird, telling Bart to get back to the Night’s Plutonium Shore. Wonderful post. Edgar Allan Poe gave me great material to work with. Countless parodies have been written, and the poem has been referenced in everything from The Simpsons to the NFL team the Baltimore Ravens (their mascot is even named "Poe"). Video: Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven,” read by Vincent Price http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuGZ_wp_i9w, “Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for “fair use” for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Which of the following does the narrator not want the Raven to do? The fire is casting strange shadows on the floor. I listened to a few others, but – for me – none topped Vincent Price. 3. English Language Arts, Poetry, Halloween. Homer, however, will sleep fitfully – if at all – with the lights on. This is "Bart The Raven" by WSFL-TV on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them. , That is exactly why there’s a big No Ravens Allowed sign on my birdfeeder. What does the narrator find when he opens the door? Poe's life held so much unhappiness that is it … "The Simpsons" "The Simpsons" is different from "The Raven" because it is framed differently,in the poem the story just starts,but in the film it starts with Bart teasing Lisa.It is also different because it has added words like "Eat my shorts" & the raven flying around his head repeating the word "Nevermore I love Vincent Price, too – excellent voice and drama. Have a great weekend. I heard someone reading “The Raven” on the radio on Friday. That’s draining and stressful. What the narrator is asking is whether there is a heaven. It might seem a sacrilege to have a cartoon character read these lines. I know it is supposed to be “lowbrow” because it is on TV but it did give me a new reason to look at the poem again. Awesome? Treehouse of Horror, also known as The Simpsons Halloween Specials, is a series of Halloween-themed episodes of the animated sitcom The Simpsons, each consisting of three separate, self-contained segments.These segments usually involve the Simpson family in some horror, science fiction, or supernatural setting. They take place outside the show's normal continuity and … Who can measure up to that rendition? I hope so, because I really think I’m going to prove it to you. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog's author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Did that catch your attention? It, along with the Bad Dream House returned on October 3, 2018 during the Treehouse of Horror XXIX Event as a possible prize in the THOH Mystery Box . As Bart and Lisa points out, the poem – by today’s standards – is pretty tame. Even The Simpsons, on their first ever 'Treehouse of Horror' episode, provides us with their version of 'The Raven,' complete with a lovesick Homer and Bart-headed raven. The grief-stricken narrator had been “dreaming dreams, no mortal ever dared to dream.” He is torn between wanting to remember and trying to forget his lovely Lenore. The Raven in The Simpsons - Representation in Media. Let me start with this: Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven” is the greatest work of literature ever written. When a raven comes in a sits on top of his door the narrator questions and yells at the raven, but the raven's only response to everything the narrator is "Nevermore", this eventually drove him crazy, it could be said that the raven trapped his soul in the chamber. But after Vincent Price, I’ll probably never be able to read it aloud again. Let me continue with this: Yes, if we want to have a really good conversation, we’ll have to involve other names like Shakespeare and Chaucer and Hemmingway and Joyce. But there is one thing for sure, it’s quite scary, especially when read by Vincent Price. It does give a new perspective. What does the narrator find most surprising about the Raven? Then, the raven perches above the chamber door. Poe’s reference is to the world of the dead, where the narrator suspects the Raven came from.). Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven” and the Simpsons version of “The Raven” or. I love your illustrations and your delightful twists on reality. I stole the idea for using The Simpsons telling “The Raven” from another teacher. 2. You’re a great pirate. Subject. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use.”. What helps them is viewing this poem told by Lisa Simpson. Period. The timbre and tone of Vincent Price’s voice is perfect in The Raven. Those lines are from Edgar Allan Poe’s classic tale of horror, “The Raven.” In it, the narrator mourns the death of his lovely Lenore. 1 About 2 Jobs 2.1 Regular Jobs 3 Trivia 4 Gallery Edwina was a former lover of Abraham Simpson, whom she met in England during World War II. I love The Raven. (Pluto was the god of the Underworld. Well… maybe. comment from earthrider to Photography Journal: The Raven is one of those poems that as a teenager I would have found difficult to understand. I remember my older brother memorizing and reciting “The Raven,” probably for school. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuGZ_wp_i9w, http://www.teachertube.com/viewVideo.php?video_id=251203, http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/ed/Raven_Manet_C1.tif/lossy-page1-456px-Raven_Manet_C1.tif.jpg, http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/34/Le_Corbeau_-_Manet%2C_Ex_Libris.jpg, http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/c9/Raven_Manet_D1.tif/lossy-page1-398px-Raven_Manet_D1.tif.jpg, https://www.vocabulary.com/lists/34221#view=notes. It takes an awesome teacher to be willing to bring the Simpson’s version of The Raven into class and compare it to the original. – quit the bust above my door! Happy Halloween-ing. This is a horror poem that is based on an unnamed narrorator resting in a chamber and reminiscing about a lost girl named Lenore. You can find specific show content by clicking the menu system at the top of t Yarr-harr-harr! We bring you a comprehensive and up to date spoiler service on all the major US TV shows and Movies. The present article analyzes the episode The Raven from the The Simpsons series, inspired by the homonymous poetic text by Edgar Allan Poe written in 1845. And it’s interesting to see that poem read in a episode of the Simpson’s, I’m amazed that would be enough to draw young peoples interest – just shows the power of television, and animation too! That’s the fun part of the job. Carl … I can’t wait to see what you come up with. It’s odd how one person can get their mind engaged in one direction and not in another! I love the way you tell a story, And no one can tell a story better of someone telling a story better than you! Now I have to watch that video. This first aired in The Simpsons’ Treehouse of Horror on Oct. 24, 1990. I did the same thing with my sophomore English classes, and I also showed the Simpson scene on our classroom TV AND played recordings of famous readers of “The Raven” regaling us with their wonderful voices. The raven is Bart, and Marge becomes Lenore. . Where does the narrator believe the Raven has learned to speak? Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. 5. It might seem a sacrilege to have a cartoon character read these lines. “But the silence was unbroken, and the darkness gave no token. The story irresistibly draws the reader wanting for more. This gave suspense and mystery while the times where he was chasing the raven gave more action than the poem. Many episodes of Fox Network’s TV series, The Simpsons, are parodies of classical and contemporary literary works – from William Shakespeare’s Hamlet to J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series going through Edgar Allan Poe’s The Raven.After reading the original texts, we can compare and contrast each of them to a specific episode of the TV series. C edited English subtitles for The Simpsons - Edgar Allan Poe: The Raven: Mckaden Beck edited English subtitles for The Simpsons - Edgar Allan Poe: The Raven: NDavid edited English subtitles for The Simpsons - Edgar Allan Poe: The Raven: Kristy Good edited English subtitles for The Simpsons - Edgar Allan Poe: The Raven Thank you, Deb. ... Treehouse of Horror I: The Raven View now on Disney Plus. Way to hook the students! I miss those days, I really do. Edwina is a limited-time character that was released on December 18, 2019, as part of Act 2 of Abe's in Toyland 2019 Event. The Simpsons "The Raven" Episode ... *comparison of two authors from the same period *close reading of a highly complex texts *decoding sophisticated language *identifying key concepts and themes *evaluation of figurative language and nuances *reading multiple works by … And, you’re a masterful one at that, Tracy. In "Treehouse of Horror", Homerhears the tale and imagines himself as the narrator. The narrator (Homer) is interrupted by “someone gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.” At first, he tries to dismiss his fears by saying, “Tis some visitor entreating entrance at my chamber door. Vincent Price, the incomparable voice of Michael Jackson’s “The Thriller,” is unparalleled. The raven is Bart, and Marge becomes Lenore. DVD reviewer Doug Pratt described "The Raven" as a "perfect adaptation". I’ll try to check her out. Thanks, Mark. He is one of my all time favorites! And the only word there spoken was the whispered word, “Lenore.”. I can’t imagine teaching 30 years. The poem’s tone is somber and eerie. I gotta come up with more Halloween for blog. But it’s easy to see how the raven (Bart) taunted and tormented the grieving narrator. . Comparing. “And the silken, sad, uncertain rustling of each purple curtain Thrilled me – filled me with fantastic terror never felt before.”. I am such a Simpsons fan. Smiling? Yes, THE Lisa Simpson. W.W. Jacob’s “The Monkey’s Paw” and the Simpsons version of “The Monkey’s Paw” The . Glad you liked the post. You decide. The Twisting of the Twisted: The Simpsons’ Perspective on Poe’s “The Raven” The Simpsons is a popular TV series that is often noted for its satirical treatment of famous literary works. This is our Halloween 2009 setup with the Simpsons version of 'The Raven' with James Earl Jones narrating.Thank you for all of the great comments. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Than the poem – by today ’ s quite infuriated by now more demands paperwork... 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