Al Aaraaf by Edgar Allan Poe: Summary & Analysis


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'Al Aaraaf' was first published in 1829, although Poe claimed he wrote it before the age of _____.

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1. Poe's 'Al Aaraaf' has the general subject of the search for ideal _____.

2. 'Al Aaraaf' has been avoided by scholars largely because of its complex structure, with no single recognizable _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In this interesting quiz and worksheet, you'll find short questions that ask you to address topics found in ''Al Aaraaf'' by Edgar Allan Poe. These include the main theme of the story, why this poem has been generally overlooked by scholars and what happens to Ianthe and Angelo near the end of the poem.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

When you take this quiz, you'll be asked to:

  • Identify the age at which Poe claimed he wrote ''Al Aaraaf''
  • Detail the main topic and theme of the poem
  • Explain why ''Al Aaraaf'' has been avoided by scholars
  • Discuss the Muslim text that Poe took inspiration from
  • Describe what happens to Angelo and Ianthe at the end of the poem

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the Muslim text that Poe took inspiration from when writing ''Al Aaraaf''
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related ''Al Aaraaf'' lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the age that Poe claimed he was when he wrote the poem

Additional Learning

To study this poem further, our lesson called ''Al Aaraaf'' by Edgar Allan Poe: Summary & Analysis covers even more topics. You should be able to do the following once you complete the lesson:

  • Identify the astrological phenomenon that inspired Poe to write the poem
  • Explain which character represents ideal beauty
  • Discuss what the character of Ligeia symbolizes