Midnight (12:00 am)
At what time does the action of the poem begin?
Staying up late reading a book
What is the narrator doing at the beginning of the poem?
In which month is this poem set?
What does the narrator think the tapping noise is at first?
How does the narrator feel in the third stanza?
He hears an echo whisper back the name of Lenore.
What happens after the narrator whispers the name Lenore?
Because the Raven perches on the bust of Pallas, we can assume that the bird is
the land of the dead.
The narrator suggests that the bird has come from
He is surprised and curious.
What is the narrator's reaction when the Raven speaks for the first time?
It was trained by some melancholy master.
How does the narrator imagine that the Raven learned this word?
He will never see or hold Lenore again.
What does the narrator interpret is the meaning for the Raven's word "nevermore?"
The loss of the speaker's lover will be forever.
What is the final terror expressed in the poem?
loss of love.
The theme of "The Raven" can best be described as
The tone of the poem shifts from amusement to annoyance to
hopelessness or despair.
The tone created by Poe in using the word "nevermore" is of
What literary device does Poe employ when he chooses to use the raven to associate death?
The Raven sitting on the head of the bust of Pallas, the Greek god of wisdom, is an example of what literary element?
"...while I pondered, weak and weary", is an example of
"To the fowl whose fiery eyes..." is an example of
focus on the irrational side of human imagination.
The events in this poem are Gothic in that they
The sound devices found in the line, "And the silken, sad,
uncertain rustling of each purple curtain thrilled me..." do not include
the words that echo the sound of the curtains, adding to the poem's hypnotic effect.
Poe writes, "And the silken, sad, uncertain rustling of each purple curtain thrilled me..." The effect that this line creates is
hypnotic, eerie gloom.
The single effect of "The Raven" is
a single emotional response.
According to Poe's literary theory about the short story, the writer should seek to create in the reader
In the writing of a short story, what singular emotional response was Poe trying to elicit from his reader?
it should have a dramatic climax.
In the writing of poetry, Poe´s literary theory was that