Paraphrasing “The Raven” We will listen to “The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe one time all the way through. Follow along with the recording on your copy of the text. 2. Highlight the ONLY dialogue in the text. Discuss with partner: Who do you think the narrator is talking to?
Analyzing “The Raven” • Highlight all the dialogue in the poem. (Dialogue is surrounded by quotation marks.) • Circle any unknown words, then look up the definitions and write them in the space next to each stanza. • Underline any words or phrases that stand out. (hint: look for the four elements of style: Imagery, Irony, Figures of Speech, and Dialect)
Paraphrasing “The Raven” 3. We will then listen to it again, pausing after each stanza to paraphrase it. • You may work with your partner to paraphrase, but you MUST write it out on YOUR copy of the text. *Remember: paraphrasing means putting the text into your own words. You should have the same number of sentences in your paraphrase as there are in the poem. (ei: if the poem has 20 sentences, your paraphrase should also be 20 sentences long.)
“The Raven”Sane or insane discussion: Who is the narrator talking to? Can you be sane and hear things? Who could Lenore be?
Summarize “The Raven” • Complete Parts I & II on your “Raven” handout. • Then summarize the poem in 5-7 sentences. • Remember, a summary answers: • Who? • What? • Where? • When? • Why/How?
Does Poe’s Art (writing) Immatate His Life? • I’ll use the information I learned (guided notes) about Edgar Allan Poe’s life AND both of his texts (“The Tell Tale Heart” and “The Raven”) to prove that his work imitates his life. • I’ll cite evidence from all three sources to strengthen my argument. • Show me the evidence! • For instance… The Author stated… • For example… According to the text… • On Page, it said… Based on what I’ve read… • From the reading, I know that…