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Copy of The Raven - Edgar Allan Poe

A KS3 approach to the poem.

on 3 November 2013

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Transcript of Copy of The Raven - Edgar Allan Poe

The Raven
- Edgar Allan Poe
by alejandro sanchez
the tone
literary devices
The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe uses a melancholy tone. The poem is about a man who is grieving the loss of his lover. The fact that the story focuses on a raven also adds to the melancholic tone and in a way, symbolizes death.
gothic fiction
The Raven - By Edgar Allan Poe
quotes meanings:

Gothic in mood, "The Raven," portays the primacy of emotion over reason experienced during grieving, and the loss of a loved one. it is believed that Poe's writing is based on his own emotional experience with grief and mourning and his inability to completely resolve these issues in his own lifetime.

Alliteration: The repetition of the same or similar consonant sounds in words that are close together.
Example: “weak and weary” the w sound is repeated OR “silked” and “sad” the s sound is repeated

Consonance: The repetition of consonant sounds within and at the ends of words
Example: “While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping-rapping at my chamber door-“
OR repetition of the s sound: “uncertain” and “rustling”

Assonance: The repetition of vowel sounds, usually within words
Example: “purple curtain”

Onomatopoeia: words with sounds that suggest their meaning
Example: buzz, pop, screech

simile and metaphor
Example: Her smile was like a sunbeam. She is as sweet as sugar.
Example: “love is madness.”

there are several symbols represented in "the raven". the biggest prominent is the raven itself. the raven symbolizes Poe's grief and memories of his love Lenore. Poe even admits this during the closing of the poem, in which he states that raven would be with him forever because his thoughts of Lenore would be with him forever. he's saying that his soul will never be freed from hers.
the raven has many soul purposes which makes it such a popular poem today, the raven was mainly about fear. specifically about the fear of death. Poe's main intention was to capture the fear of forever alone, by putting in "nevermore", into the wording to the feeling that we are all alone or once were never alone. Poe simply does this by sharing this fear of death with his audience or readers.
Edgar Allan Poe's had many influences during his life. They were mainly the death of his wife which affected him greatly, and others who died around him. he assertion for death bothered him greatly which allowed him to write his poems, such as The Raven out of grief.
alliteration- the use of alliteration was to use repetition of the same but slightly different meaning of a word to stress its important

Consonance- the use of consonance is to use repetition of a constant word pattern to give off a suspenseful tone to describe the irony within the poem

Assonance- the use of assonance of was to use the repetition of the vowel sounds like -ur to give of that rhythm in the poem

onomatopoeia- use of onomatopoeia is to use word with the same sound to give off that rhythm of suspense within the poem

the use of simile was to describe the significance and or the characteristics of poe's beloved wife lenore

the use of metaphor was to identify the madness of "love" and that its pointless and nobody should ever have to love.
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