Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven: Summary and Analysis


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Edgar Allan Poe was of the opinion that all parts of the writing process should be intentional, this writing method is called _____.

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1. One of the devices used in poetry is the pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in each line of the poem. What is the name for this poetic device?


What poetic device is demonstrated in this line taken from The Raven?

'Doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before'

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Edgar Allen Poe's 'The Raven' was originally published in 1845 and has been a fixture in culture ever since. The poem contains symbolism and poetic devices to create the narrator's descent into madness, and this worksheet and quiz help you evaluate your knowledge of those literary devices. To pass the quiz, you will need to know topics such as the unity of effect and identify the cause of the narrator's madness.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Utilize these assessment tools to evaluate your knowledge of:

  • The definition of the unity of effect
  • Meter and alliteration
  • The reason for the narrator's madness in the poem
  • The supernatural in Dark Romantic literature

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet combination will allow you to practice these skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as unity of effect and meter
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Dark Romantic characteristics
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about Poe's unity of effect

Additional Learning

To learn more about Edgar Allan Poe's 'The Raven', check out the accompanying lesson on the topic. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Examine the role of 'The Raven' in popular culture
  • Interpret the role of the raven in creating the narrator's descent into madness
  • Define unity of effect and key poetic terms
  • Identify the Dark Romantic characteristics in 'The Raven'