The emotional state at the beginning of the poem
Where is the narrator in stanza 1, what does he see?
His home in a chair, he hears tapping and nothing more
Why is the character sorrowful in stanza 1? What terrifies him? ( lines 13-14 )
Becuase of his lost Lenore., The tapping and rapping on his door outside
What time of day and year does this occur in stanza 2?
Midnight; bleak december
What is the narrator describing in the second line of the second stanza?
Each ember out of the fire slowly dying
What does the last line in the second stanza mean? Why is the name Lenore nameless “here”?
It means Lenore isn’t on Earth anymore. Because she’s not on Earth
Why do you think the narrators reactions are natural in the 3rd stanza? Have you ever been alone at night and heard strange noises?
Becuase everybody gets scared. And he was trying to convince himself it was just a visitor. Yes and yes
What is the narrator talking about in line 19 that his soul grew stronger
He grew braver and stronger
In stanza 5, what does the speaker see when he opens the door? What does he hear and see?
He sees darkness and nothing more. He hears somebody say Lenore back to him and sees darkness
Where does the raven perch in stanza 7?
On the bust of Pallas
What is the bust of Pallas?
A statue of Pallas, a god
In line 38, stanza 7, we are introduced to a Raven. What do you think the Raven symbolizes? Why do you think that?
I think the raven symbolizes prophecy and intelligence. I think the raven symbolizes this because the raven keeps saying nevermore which might tell something about the future.
What is the Ravens favorite and only word?
In stanza 8, how does the narrorator feel about the raven?
He thinks it’s more of a joke than a threat
What feelings does the narrorator express in stanza 10?
He feels sad becuase everybody leaves him and he knows the Raven will leave him just like everybody else does.
How does the speakers attitude differ here from his attitude in stanza 8 ( question 9 )
He goes from sad to angry
In stanza 11, lines 61-66, what explanation does the narrator give for the Raven’s reply, ” so aptly spoken “?
In stanza 11, lines 81-83, to whom is the narrorator speaking to?
He’s yelling at the Raven
In stanza 16, the narrator learns that he will not even see his Lenore again in Heaven. Does this mean he is consigned to Hell, or that she has not gone to Heaven?
He is going to Heaven, he just might not see her
In lines 79-84, what 2 questions does the narrator ask the raven?
Can you give me something to tell me Lenore is ok? Can you give me something to forget about her?
How does the raven answer?
He answers with, Nevermore.
List eight words that desccribe the mood of this poem as mysterious and dreadful.
Dreary, weak, weary, dying, ghost, sad, uncertain, terrors
What point of view is this poem written in?
In the narrorators
What genre is this peice of literature?