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"The Raven" is a narrative poem by American writer Edgar Allan Poe. First published in January 1845, the poem is often noted for its musicality, stylized language, and supernatural atmosphere. (From Wikipedia)
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This free digital unit, designed to support high school students, focuses on Common Core standard ELA-Literacy.RL.11-12.1 (Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain) and Common Core standard ELA-Literacy.RL.11-12.4 (Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including words with multiple meanings or language that is particularly fresh, engaging, or beautiful). Interactive questions and answers, annotations and quiz cover alliteration, setting, structure, symbolism, character development, conflict, and how language conveys emotion. This free online Common Core curriculum will help your students navigate through Poe’s classic complex, emotional poem.

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The Raven

Watch this video to learn about the different types of questions you will encounter in The Raven. (This annotation contains a video)
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.11-12.4
An example of alliteration is 
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Why do you think Edgar Allan Poe uses the term "bleak December" to describe the setting?  
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.11-12.1
Why does the "silken sad uncertain rustling of each purple curtain "thrill the speaker and fill him with "fantastic terrors never felt before"?  
This video explores Edgar Allan Poe's use of a particular kind of rhyme: internal rhyme. (This annotation contains a video)
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Poe uses a lot of internal rhymes in this poem; what effect does this literary device have on the tone of the poem?  
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.11-12.1
From the first five stanzas, we can infer that the speaker is depressed. Which of the following lines illustrates this sadness most?  
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The description of the raven in this stanza suggests that it is  
Watch this video to learn more about what ravens symbolize. (This annotation contains a video)
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What memory is being referenced in the following lines: “On the cushion's velve tlining that the lamp-light gloated o'er, / But whose velvet violet lining with the lamp-light gloating o'er / She shall press, ah, nevermore!”  
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This line marks a change in the speaker's mood. Choose the answer below that best describes the shift in the speaker's mood.  
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In this stanza, the speaker is asking the raven 
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How do forces of nature impact the mood of the poem? How do they impact the speaker?  
The Raven Quiz