The Raven

The Raven

The Raven is a narrative poem by American writer Edgar Allan Poe. First published in January 1845, the poem is often noted for its musicality, stylized language, and supernatural atmosphere. It tells of a talking raven's mysterious visit to a distraught lover, tracing the man's slow fall into madness. The lover, often identified as being a student, is lamenting the loss of his love, Lenore. Sitting on a bust of Pallas, the raven seems to further instigate his distress with its constant repetition of the word

Edgar Allan Poe

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

How do poets use language to create an effect upon their reader?
STANDARDS:
RL.5 - Text Structure, RL.3 - Characters & Plot, RL.7 - Diverse Media

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

3,2,4
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