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Understanding The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe: A Poetry Analysis

In this one-week class, students analyze the theme, style, rhythm, meter, setting, symbolism, and meaning of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven."
Kandy Crosby-Hastings
149 total reviews for this teacher
6 reviews for this class
Completed by 9 learners
year old learners
US Grade Level
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Meets once
55 minute class

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Students will learn to explore, analyze, and value classic poetry. They will learn to express their own critiques verbally and creatively. 
I have master's degrees in history, professional writing, and human services counseling. 
Students will need to read or listen to "The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe prior to attending class.  
Students will need to read or listen to "The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe prior to class. Students will also need to bring any art and/or writing supplies to class that they would like to use to create their own project to examine, interpret, or illustrate the story.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
I will provide an informal assessment of student participation and understanding of "The Raven." 
55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
"The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe includes a theme of death. The raven serves as a reminder of the narrator's lost love. We will discuss the concept of madness - of the raven driving the narrator mad. We will apply this concept to Edgar Allan Poe's life, particularly the loss of his wife to tuberculosis. Edgar Allan Poe often included themes of madness in his works. This may be disturbing to some learners.  
We will refer to "The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe throughout the class.  


Kandy Crosby-Hastings
Lives in the United States
Homeschool Teacher, MA History, MA Professional Writing, MA Human Services
149 total reviews
217 completed classes

About Me

My name is Kandy Crosby-Hastings. I teach history, classic literature, and writing classes. I am a homeschool parent of two sons, who are now teenagers. We have homeschooled for thirteen years. I also have experience working in the public school... 
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