Reflection: Joy The Poetry of Poe: Rhythmic Ravens - Section 2: Whole-Class Review: Making Sense of Sound


When presented with the exaggerated, the novel, or the just plain, "not-what-they-expected," teens tend to laugh, discounting or seeming to discount what they've just experienced. That certainly happened with this reading of "The Raven." I chose to share this version of "The Raven" particularly because it was exaggerated, and as students transition from the shelter of the high school classroom to the world outside academia, they will have the tools to find enjoyment in the new experiences, not just laughing at them. 

  Exaggerated Reflections: Thoughts on Student Reactions to That Which is "Novel"
  Joy: Exaggerated Reflections: Thoughts on Student Reactions to That Which is "Novel"
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The Poetry of Poe: Rhythmic Ravens

Unit 8: Literacy: Brooding, Dark and Gothic Poetry and Short Stories (Romanticism Part II)
Lesson 3 of 6

Objective: SWBAT analyze the impact of word choice--particularly poetic devices--on tone and meaning by explicating Poe's "The Raven" in pairs.

Big Idea: Auditory devices such as alliteration, assonance, consonance, and a variety of rhyme create the atmosphere of Poe's poetry; students are exploring this atmosphere in their explication.

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English / Language Arts, Poetry, Literature, Romanticism, gothic, collaborative learning, Edgar Allan Poe
  50 minutes
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