Week 6–“The Raven,” by Edgar Allan Poe

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Today we had our first test!!! How exciting. I pray that you all did your very best and studied hard–more than anything, that you LEARNED SOMETHING.

Next week we are going to be reading some Edgar Allan Poe. In case Mitchell wants to wish us a Happy Halloween. Just kidding. But it is kinda festive, since we were going to read him anyway!!!

I think I will also throw in a creepy song from the 80’s for your Poetry of Music Project this week.

OH! I am also going to give you an extension on your Community Service Essays, just in case you had trouble finding someone to interview. They are now due November 4. But I want them to be really good. I want you to really think about the topic. I want it to mean something to you, not just be something that you “get done and out of the way.”




  • Decorate the poem, by following the directions (below)
  • Finish Grammar Week 6
  • No Journal this week 🙂


  • Poetry of Music Project–“Lullaby,” by The Cure

Decorate The Raven

“The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe
You will decorate the raven by finding (from the poem “The Raven”) and writing down examples of the following literary terms. Also, please make sure you mark what literary term it is and highlight or underline the word, letter, phrase (whatever applies to the literary term) etc. Please find AT LEAST one of each.
Alliteration: The repetition of the same or similar consonant sounds in words that are close together.
Example: “weak and weary” the w sound is repeated OR “silked” and “sad” the s sound is repeated
Consonance: The repetition of consonant sounds within and at the ends of words
Example: “While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping-rapping at my chamber door-“
OR repetition of the s sound: “uncertain” and “rustling”
Assonance: The repetition of vowel sounds, usually within words
Example: “purple curtain”
Onomatopoeia: words with sounds that suggest their meaning
Example: buzz, pop, screech
Internal Rhyme: rhyme occurring within a poem’s line
Example: “Open here I flung the shutter, when, with many a flirt and flutter”
End Rhyme: Rhyming words at the ends of lines.
Example: “Tell me not, in mournful numbers,
Life is but an empty dream! –
For the soul is dead that slumbers,
And things are now what they seem.” By Longfellow
Refrain: repetition of a word or phrase for effect
Example: “He shrieked and cried, “No! Oh, no!”
The wind blew stronger still and breathed,
“No! Oh, no!”
Simile: a figure of speech that makes a direct comparison between two subjects, using either like or as.
Example: Her smile was like a sunbeam. She is as sweet as sugar.
Metaphor: a figure of speech in which one thing is spoken of as though it were something else.
Example: “love is madness.”
Personification: a figure of speech in which nonhuman subjects are given human characteristics.
Example: The creek ran down the hill. The leaves fought with one another in the wind. A smiling moon.


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