Investigating “The Raven”

DUE MONDAY 11/18.

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Investigating “The Raven” (50 pts)

With your group, explore the topic you are given. Begin by taking careful notes in GoogleDocs (8-section# Investigating The Raven Group# Names). Then, create a thinglink, tackk, glogster, googlesiteweebly, creaza, ticklypictures, or other visual to share your group’s information with the entire class.

All Groups: Rhyme, Rhythm, and Repetition

With your group, explore the rhyme scheme, rhythm, and repetition, including alliteration, in “The Raven.”  What patterns do you discover?

Assigned Groups: Allusions and Vocabulary

With your group, explore the rich allusions and vocabulary in “The Raven.”  Do your best to identify and explain the reference or the word in the context of the poem.  Show how the reference or the allusion works in the poem. To help you identify and explain the reference or the word, consider including images, links, or anything else that would prove helpful.

For the words, include the part of speech and the definition.

Use “The Raven” links on the Poe page.

Allusions — Group One:

Raven

Pallas (41)

thy crest be shorn and shaven…craven (45)

Night’s Plutonian shore (47)

Disaster (63)

Hope (59, 65)

censer (79)

Allusions–Group Two:

seraphim (80)

nepenthe (82)

Prophet (85, 91)

Tempter (86)

tempest (86)

balm in Gilead (89)

Aidenn (93)

Vocabulary–Group Three:

dreary (1)

quaint (2)

lore (2)

bleak (7)

morrow (9, 59)

surcease (10)

entreating (16)

implore (20)

scarce (23)

lattice (33)

flirt (37)

stately (38)

yore (38)

obeisance (39)

Vocabulary–Group Four:

mien (40)

beguiling (43,67)

grave (44)

decorum (44)

craven (45)

marvelled (49)

ungainly (49)

placid (55)

aptly (61)

stock (62)

dirges (65)

melancholy (65)

fancy (43, 67, 70)

wheeled (68)

Vocabulary–Group Five:

ominous (70)

divining (75)

gloated (76)

tufted (80)

wretch (81)

respite (82)

quaff (83)

desolate (87)

undaunted (87)

laden (93)

sainted (94)

fiend (97)

plume (99)

pallid (104)

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