Special Sub-Topic: Quote the Raven...'NeVeRmOrE'
|When does this poem take place?|
Once upon a midnight dreary. The first line of 'The Raven' begins with 'Once upon a midnight dreary...'. This sets the stage for the chilling poem to come.
|In what year was 'The Raven' published?|
1845. It was first published in Februrary of 1845 by "American Review".
|The character in 'The Raven' has a deceased girlfriend. What was her name?|
Lenore. According to the poem Lenore was a '...saintly maiden...'. She was a vivid angelic character.
|When the Raven begins tapping the man in the poem goes and opens the door...no one is there. Where is the Raven?|
On the window lattice. The raven is on the window lattice, and when the man opens the shutter the bird comes into the chamber.
|One of the most powerful sections in the poem went like this: "Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there ________, ___________, __________, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before;"
-verse V Lines 1-2 of "The Raven" By Edgar Allan Poe.
Which of the four possible choices did not go in one of the three blanks?|
dreading. This section of "The Raven" was said to be one of the best pieces of literature of the 19th century!
|While in the chamber, besides 'Nevermore', what other word did the raven utter?|
He didn't say anything else. According to Poe, with the one word, "Nevermore", the raven's whole soul was outpoured.
|According to a majority of interpretations, the Raven in "The Raven" was a _________?|
supernatural being-devil. The constant use of the word "Nevermore" was interpreted to mean that the bird was the devil or a supernatural being that was evil.
|At the end of the poem in what state is the character in the poem?|
his soul is floating on the floor. From many different interpretations you get many different answers, but this may have meant that he was paralized with fear and had a heart attack.
|As the poem goes on two things are happening. One is happening to the character and the other is something that is happening in the writing style. What are those two things?|
He is getting flustered and there is a lot of repetition. The use of repetion is Poe's way of drilling a hole through the reader's mind and packing in fear.
|In the end, the Raven settles onto this place, and never moves from there. Where is this place?|
On the pallid bust of Pallas. The raven was sitting on top of a pale bust of the goddess of wisdom.
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