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  • The Raven Vocabulary Lesson Plan

    Analyzing Diction to Evaluate Atmosphere and Mood: This lesson plan focuses on Poe’s diction and how it contributes to atmosphere and mood in “The Raven.” Students will examine the connotations of descriptive words in the poem and identify the atmosphere and mood they create in the text. By studying Poe’s...

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  • The Raven eNotes Lesson Plan

    1. Describe the setting of the poem as it is established in the first two stanzas. How does the setting complement the narrator’s physical and emotional state? The setting is a night in “bleak December”; the time is midnight, a “dreary” time long before sunrise. The fire is dying, the...

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  • The Raven eNotes Teaching Guide

    This guide highlights some of the most salient aspects of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven" before you begin teaching. In helping guide your students through the text, they will gain insight into Poe as a poet, as well as a literary critic, and help them develop an appreciation for the artistry...

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  • The Raven eNotes Reading Response Prompts

    What is the setting—time and place—of the poem? How would you describe the mood or atmosphere of the setting? What do you learn about the narrator and his state of mind? What do you infer about Lenore and his relationship with her? The narrator is reading “quaint and curious volumes of forgotten...

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  • The Raven Allusion Activity

    This worksheet gives students an opportunity to practice identifying and analyzing allusions. Allusions broaden the scope of a text and imbue passages with deeper meaning by subtly drawing on unexplained references to literature, history, science, geography, philosophy, mythology, or other aspects of a culture. Allusions are thus a powerful tool...

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