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The Raven:

The Raven By Edgar Allen Poe

Vocabulary…:

Vocabulary… Quaint : strange, peculiar, or unusual in an interesting, pleasing, or amusing way Bleak : cold, depressing, dreary, etc… Obeisance : a movement of the body expressing deep respect or deferential courtesy, as before a superior; a bow, curtsy, or other similar gesture. Countenance : appearance, especially the look or expression of the face

Vocabulary…:

Vocabulary… Placid : pleasantly calm or peaceful; unruffled; tranquil; serenely quiet or undisturbed Ominous : portending evil or harm; foreboding; threatening; inauspicious Tempest : a violent windstorm, especially one with rain, hail, or snow.

Vocabulary…:

Vocabulary… Lore : the body of knowledge, especially of a traditional, anecdotal, or popular nature, on a particular subject Implore : to beg urgently or piteously, as for aid or mercy; beseech; entreat Beguiling : to influence by trickery, flattery, etc.; mislead; delude Discourse : communication of thought by words; talk; conversation

Vocabulary…:

Vocabulary… Dirges : A funeral hymn or lament. A slow, mournful musical composition Censer : a container for burning incense, esp one swung at religious ceremonies Also called thurible Undaunted : Not discouraged or disheartened; resolutely courageous

Vocabulary…:

Vocabulary… Chamber : A room in a house, especially a bedroom Token : Something serving as an indication, proof, or expression of something else; a sign. Keepsake/souvenir Decorum : Appropriateness of behavior or conduct; propriety Relevancy : the relation of something to the matter at hand

Vocabulary…:

Vocabulary… Melancholy : Sadness or depression of the spirits; gloom Nepenthe : Something that induces forgetfulness of sorrow or eases pain Balm : A soothing, healing, or comforting agent or quality.

Defining…:

Defining… Entreating : To make an earnest request of. To plead/ask for earnestly Mien : Bearing or manner, especially as it reveals an inner state of mind. Quaff : to drink (a beverage) heartily. Plume : A feather, especially a large and showy one. Surcease : To bring or come to an end; stop.

Poetic Elements…:

Poetic Elements… Internal Rhyme: Rhyme that occurs within a line of verse Dreary Weary

Poetic Elements…:

Poetic Elements… Alliteration : repetition of a consonant sound N odded N early N apping

Poetic Elements…:

Poetic Elements… Assonance : repetition of the vowel sound Uncert ai n Curt ai n

Poetic Elements…:

Poetic Elements… Climax Exposition Rising Action Resolution Falling Action

What is the setting of “The Raven”?:

What is the setting of “The Raven”? The setting of “The Raven” is in the bleak December. The weather is cold and stormy (tempest), dark and dreary, and around midnight.

Explain the conflict in “The Raven”…:

Explain the conflict in “The Raven”… The conflict that exists in “The Raven” is between the narrator and the Raven. The narrator would like the Raven to explain why he is there and would like the Raven to leave and stop taunting him with his unexplainable presence.

In what ways does the author create “mood” in the opening stanza?:

In what ways does the author create “mood” in the opening stanza? The author creates mood by using strong adjectives like “dreary” and “weary” that evoke negative connotations and evoke feelings of melancholy and dread about what is to come. Also, there is uncertainty and suspense since the narrator doesn’t know who is knocking.

Is there any indication that the narrator may have dreamt the entire episode?:

Is there any indication that the narrator may have dreamt the entire episode? Yes, when the narrator states, “While I nodded, nearly napping…” and, “But the fact is I was napping, and so gently you came rapping…” indicates that he might have dreamt the entire episode.

What is he hoping the Raven can tell him?:

What is he hoping the Raven can tell him? The narrator is hoping that he can tell him about his late mistress Lenore or what other reason the raven may have for visiting him.

Copy and identify one form of figurative language used in the poem::

Copy and identify one form of figurative language used in the poem: Figurative Language : the use of words that go beyond their ordinary (or literal) meaning.  It requires you to use your imagination to figure out the author's meaning. (i.e.: metaphor, simile, idiom, personification, etc.)

Throughout the poem, many words are repeated (ex: chamber, sorrow, Nevermore, Lenore). Why does Poe do this? What type of effect does it have on the reader?:

Throughout the poem, many words are repeated (ex: chamber, sorrow, Nevermore, Lenore). Why does Poe do this? What type of effect does it have on the reader? Repetition is a form of figurative speech. Repetition is a poetic tool used to create emphasis. It draws, and retains, the readers’ attention. Additionally, it allows the author to create various focal points throughout the poem.

Sequence of Events…:

Sequence of Events… The raven comes in and perches above the narrator’s door: 4 The narrator yells at the raven to leave: 6 The narrator whispers “Lenore” into the hallway: 2 The narrator questions whether the bird is natural or supernatural: 5 The narrator reads by the fire: 1 The narrator hears something at the window and opens it: 3

What happened in the stanza…:

What happened in the stanza… The narrator swings open the window and in walks the raven in an extremely regal manner. And, since he feels so high and mighty; like royalty, the raven did not stop to bow or acknowledge the narrator upon flying in and entering the room. As the raven sat on the bust above the door, he continued to hold his head up high as if he belonged there. The raven did not even flinch in his facial expression as he calmly sat upon the bust without any intent on moving any time soon.

What does the raven always use to answer the narrator’s questions?:

What does the raven always use to answer the narrator’s questions? Nevermore!

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