The Raven - The World of Teaching

The Raven - The World of Teaching

Atmosphere and symbolism in poetry. LOs: By the end of this lesson students will... Understand what atmosphere and symbolism are. Be able to apply this knowledge by analysing a poem. Describe the feelings that come to mind after

reading these words: Sorrow Darkness Dreary Bleak

Grave Stern Stillne ss

Ghost Lost Melancholy All of these words are from a very famous poem. Make some guesses about the setting and atmosphere of the poem such as:

What time of day is it? What time of year? How is the author feeling? Is he alone or with other people? The Raven

by Edgar Allan Poe http://www.ojai.net/swanson/theraven.htm Line: Technique:

Effect: What might have happened to the character before the events of the poem happen? Why does Edgar Allan Poe use a raven instead of

another bird as the major symbol of this poem? Why not...? What might we associate with ravens?

So We could say that Edgar Allan Poe sets the scene and creates an atmosphere by... Also he uses the raven to symbolise Atmosphere and symbolism in

poetry. LOs: By the end of this lesson students will... Understand what atmosphere and symbolism are. Be able to apply this knowledge by analysing a poem. This powerpoint was kindly donated to www.worldofteaching.com

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