Onomatopoeia in the Raven by Edgar Allan Poe


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Authors use onomatopoeia to do all of the following, EXCEPT:

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1. Which of the following is not an example of onomatopoeia?

2. In 'The Raven', the words 'whispered' and 'murmured' are used to:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What is onomatopoeia? How does Poe employ this device in his poem The Raven? This quiz/worksheet addresses these topics and will help you determine the level of your knowledge and if you need to further review to gain a deeper understanding of this material.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment tool measures your ability to:

  • Explain what authors use onomatopoeia for
  • Identify examples of onomatopoeia
  • Understand what the words 'murmured' and 'whispered' are used for in The Raven
  • Realize what sound the word 'rapping' is used to describe
  • Determine one of two uses of the word 'nevermore' in The Raven

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding what onomatopoeia is and how it is used
  • Making connections - use understanding of the link between specific words and the sounds they describe
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the dual meaning of the word 'nevermore' as used in The Raven

Additional Learning

Use the lesson Onomatopoeia in The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe to gain more of an understanding of how onomatopoeia is used in this poem. A review of this lesson will cover:

  • The definition of onomatopoeia
  • General examples of onomatopoeia
  • Words in The Raven reflecting onomatopoeia
  • The meanings of 'nevermore' in The Raven