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Edgar allan poe. The Raven. Born in Boston, Massachusetts to struggling actors Orphaned at 3 years old taken in by John and Frances Allan Entered the University of Virginia, but left within a year due to drinking & gambling. Allan refused to help with the $2,000 - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • The Raven

  • Born in Boston, Massachusetts to struggling actors

    Orphaned at 3 years old taken in by John and Frances Allan

    Entered the University of Virginia, but left within a year due to drinking & gambling.

    Allan refused to help with the $2,000 in debt that Poe accumulated

  • At 18, he fights with Allan and joins the army, but is discharged 2 years later

    In 1834, Allan dies and leaves Poe nothing

    At 26, he proposes to his 13 year old cousin, Virginia Clemm

    In 1847, Virginia Clemm dies of tuberculosis

    Poe dies in Baltimore, Maryland on October 7, 1849

  • First appeared in print in January 1845

    Only received $15 for the original printing

    Poe did not profit much from the reprints, but it helped him establish a better reputation

    Wanted to use the most melancholy topic known to mankind death of a beautiful lover

    Most likely written during 1844, when Clemm was seriously ill

  • The Raven Pages 312-317

    Define terms and provide examples (actual lines from the text) with line #s

    Literary Terms Pages R24-R33

  • Rewrite The Raven or compose a poem inspired by The Raven in 108 words, one from each line of the poem.

    From each line, choose one word. Create a word bank of the 108 words you have chosen. Then, craft these words together in any order to create your own poem.

  • Due on Monday, March 10th Five examples of literary elementsAt least three different elementsMinimum of four stanzas Must include a refrainPlease proofread, type, & decorate your poem