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  1. Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) – American Poet “The Raven” (page 940)

  2. Reading Questions: • What is the poem primarily about? • What is the setting? (exposition- basic situation) • What is the speaker trying to find out from the raven? • What is the significance of the raven’s response, “Nevermore”? • What does the raven symbolize?

  3. Notes • What kind of poem? • Narrative –tells a story • What is the poem primarily about? • A grieving man – grieving the death/loss of the woman he loved, Lenore • What is the setting? (exposition- basic situation) • December, midnight, (chamber) room • Reading- trying to forget his sorrow; napping, possibly… • Dreaming

  4. Notes (cont.) • What is the speaker trying to find out from the raven? • Will he ever forget sorrow after the woman he loves has died? Will he be with her again? • What is the significance of the raven’s response, “Nevermore”? • Bust of Pallas (wisdom- speaks the truth- NO he won’t) = leaves him feeling hopeless • What does the raven symbolize? • The sorrow one feels after losing a loved-one