edgar allan poe
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DESCRIPTIONEdgar 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
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