The Bells Lesson Plans
by Edgar Allan Poe

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Edgar Allen Poe Comprehensive Unit Test

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  • What is the raven in the poem? a) a bird, b) a bear,  c) a clock, d) a bust of Pallas
  • Who is the woman in the peom? a) the narrator, b) a lost love, c) a bird, d) a bust of Pallas
  • What season of the year is "the Raven" taking place? a) Fall, b) Winter, c) Spring, d) Summer
  • What is the woman's name in the Poem? a) Susan, b) Libby, c) Raven, d) Lenore
  • The bells are describing a church service. a) True, b) False
  • Poe describes only 2 types of bells in his poem, "The Bells". a) True, b) False
  • What type of bells are being described? "Hear the sledges with the bells - Silver bells! What a world of merriment their melody fortells?" a) Funeral, b) Christmas/Happy, c) Wedding, d) Alarm
  • What type of bells are being described? "How they ring out their delight! From the molten-golden notes, and all in tune!" a) Funeral, b) Christmas/Happy, c) Wedding, d) Alarm
  • What type of bells are being described? "Hear the tolling of the bells- Iron bells! What a world of solemn thought their monody compels!" a) Funeral, b) Christmas/Happy, c) Wedding, d) Alarm
  • What type of bells are being described? "What a tale of terror now their turbulency tells!" a) Funeral, b) Christmas/Happy, c) Wedding, d) Alarm
  • Give one example of the types of bells that Poe describes. What words does he use to describe the bells?
  • "What a Tale of Terror now their Turbulency Tells." This is an example of what literary element? a) alliteration, b) rhythm, c) onomatopoeia, d) alliteration
  • twinkle, tinkle, tolling, scream, clanging, swinging, ringing are all examples of what literary elements? a) alliteration, b) rhythm, c) onomatopoeia, d) alliteration
  • Choose one of the bells that Edgar Alla Poe describes. Write the name of the bell and illustrate the type of bell that he is describing. Use words and pictures.
  • Write the rhyme scheme for the following lines of poetry: Hear he sledges with the bells - __ Silver bells!__ What a world of merriment their melogy fortells!__ How they tinkle, tinkle, tinkle,__ In the icy air of night!__ While the stars, that oversprikle __ All the heavens, seem to twinkle __ With a crystalline delight; __

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This test is a comprehensive test over the following poems: The Raven The Bells