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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. Describe the feelings that come to mind after reading these words:. Sorrow. Darkness. Dreary. Bleak.

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Atmosphere and symbolism inpoetry.

  • 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.


Describe the feelings that come to mind after reading these words:

Sorrow

Darkness

Dreary

Bleak

Grave

Lost

Stern

Stillness

Ghost

Melancholy


  • 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?


The Raven

byEdgar Allan Poe

http://www.ojai.net/swanson/theraven.htm


Line:

Technique:

Effect:


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


Why does Edgar Allan Poe use a raven instead of another bird as the major symbol of this poem?

Why not...?


What might we associate

with ravens?


So…

We could say that Edgar Allan Poe sets the scene and creates

an atmosphere by...

Also he uses the raven to symbolise…


Atmosphere and symbolism inpoetry.

  • 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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