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The Raven. Imagine you are in the book-lined study of a country mansion. It is 1845. The fire ebbs low in the grate, and wind and rain swirl softly around the house. You are alone. Follow along with hand –out on your desk.

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the raven
The Raven
  • Imagine you are in the book-lined study of a country mansion. It is 1845. The fire ebbs low in the grate, and wind and rain swirl softly around the house.
  • You are alone.
  • Follow along with hand –out on your desk.
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Aidenn: Another name for the (Garden of ) EdenBalm in Gilead: A Biblical term, roughly meaning “Is there relief for my sorrow”?

Beguiling: Fooling or charmingBust: A sculpture of a head and neck, classically in a Greek styleCenser: A religious item. A metal container in which incense is burned Craven: Cowardly

Discourse: Discussion or conversation

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Ebony: Jet blackImplore: To beg or pleadLattice: Crisscrosswoodwork

Melancholy: Sad, morose, thoughtful

Mien: Appearance or characterNepenthe: A mythological drink that causes you to forgetObeisance: Deferential respect

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Ominous: Foreshadowing something badPallas: Various meanings. Possibly meaning Athena, goddess of wisdom

Pallid: Pale

Plutonian shore: Reference to the Greek mythological underworld, a realm of the dead

Quaff: drinkSeraphim: angels

Stately: Impressive in appearance or manner

Surcease: To stop

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mood
  • Mood is the atmosphere of a piece of writing; it’s the emotions a selection brings about in a reader.
  • Common Mood Descriptors:
  • Cheerful, lonely, confident, loving, mellow, apprehensive, light-hearted, optimistic, brooding, playful, peaceful, enlightened, painful, flirty, hyper,, somber, stressed, hostile, eerie
the raven assignment
The raven Assignment
  • Answer the following two questions in paragraph format:
  • 1.What is the raven in the poem? Use examples from the text. (one paragraph)
  • 2. How does Edgar Allan Poe create the mood? What is the mood? Use examples from the text (second paragraph)
  • Put your evidence in red
  • Indent each paragraph
  • Title document The Raven-Your Name