The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe Poetry Analysis Your first job is to understand the poem. Answer the following questions: Who is the speaker?____________________________ Who are the characters?_________________________________ What is the setting of the poem?________________________________________ List the events of the poem (One sentence per stanza) 1.________________________________________________________ 2.________________________________________________________ 3.________________________________________________________ 4.________________________________________________________ 5.________________________________________________________ 6.________________________________________________________ 7.________________________________________________________ 8.________________________________________________________ 9.________________________________________________________ 10.________________________________________________________ 11.________________________________________________________ 12.________________________________________________________ 13.________________________________________________________ 14.________________________________________________________ 15.________________________________________________________ 16.________________________________________________________ 17.________________________________________________________ 18.________________________________________________________ Vocabulary: pondered = thought lore = story bleak = sad, black and cold wrought = presented uttered = said implore = ask entreating = asking for obeisance = gesture of deference, respect beguiling = charming pallid = pale Quoth = quoted mien = manner of dirges = sad songs respite = rest from craven = cowardly, mean-spirited quaff = drink quickly or recklessly nepenthe = a drug providing a way of forgetting something countenance = bearing, manner Underline the vocabulary words on your copy of the poem. Sound devices: Alliteration – the repetition of consonant sound, usually at the beginning of words Assonance – the repetition of vowel sounds Internal rhyme – the rhyming of words within a line of poetry, not just at the end of the lines On the copy of your poem, highlight examples of alliteration, assonance and internal rhyme, use different colors for each and give a key. Use this website: http://www.teachersfirst.com/share/raven/start-fl.html Gothic connection: Explain how this poem is an example of Gothic style. Use at least one quote to illustrate your point.