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THE RAVEN E. A. POE. Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary, Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore, While I nodded,

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1 THE RAVEN E. A. POE

2 Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary, Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore, While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door. `'Tis some visitor,' I muttered, `tapping at my chamber door -Only this, and nothing more.'

3 Ah, distinctly I remember it was in the bleak December, And each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor. Eagerly I wished the morrow; - vainly I had sought to borrow From my books surcease of sorrow - sorrow for the lost Lenore - For the rare and radiant maiden whom the angels named Lenore - Nameless here for evermore.

4 And the silken sad uncertain rustling of each purple curtain Thrilled me - filled me with fantastic terrors never felt before; So that now, to still the beating of my heart, I stood repeating Thrilled me - filled me with fantastic terrors never felt before;So that now, to still the beating of my heart, I stood repeating Thrilled me - filled me with fantastic terrors never felt before;So that now, to still the beating of my heart, I stood repeating 'Tis some visitor entreating entrance at my chamber door - Some late visitor entreating entrance at my chamber door; - This it is, and nothing more,'

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6 Presently my soul grew stronger; hesitating then no longer, `Sir,' said I, `or Madam, truly your forgiveness I implore; But the fact is I was napping, and so gently you came rapping, And so faintly you came tapping, tapping at my chamber door, That I scarce was sure I heard you' - here I opened wide the door; - Darkness there, and nothing more.

7 Atmosphere and symbolism in poetry. LO’s: By the end of this lesson students will... Understand what atmosphere and symbolism are. Be able to apply this knowledge by analysing a poem.

8 Describe the feelings that come to mind after reading these words: Dreary Bleak Ghost Lost Sorrow Darkness Melancholy Grave Stillne ss Stern

9 All of these words are from a very famous poem. Make some guesses about the setting and atmosphere of the poem such as: What time of day is it? What time of year? How is the author feeling? Is he alone or with other people?

10 tm The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe

11 Line:Technique:Effect:

12 What might have happened to the character before the events of the poem happen?

13 Why does Edgar Allan Poe use a raven instead of another bird as the major symbol of this poem? Why not...?

14 What might we associate with ravens?

15 So… We could say that Edgar Allan Poe sets the scene and creates an atmosphere by... Also he uses the raven to symbolise…

16 Atmosphere and symbolism in poetry. LO’s: By the end of this lesson students will... Understand what atmosphere and symbolism are. Be able to apply this knowledge by analysing a poem.

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