The Bells

The Bells

"The Bells" is a heavily onomatopoeic poem by Edgar Allan Poe which was not published until after his death in 1849. It is perhaps best known for the diacopic use of the word "bells."

Edgar Allan Poe
Public Domain

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

How does Poe use word choice and rhythm to reflect the emotions described in the poem?
STANDARDS:
RL.1 - Meaning & Evidence, RL.4 - Key Terms & Tone, RL.5 - Text Structure

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

2,3
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