The Raven

Introduction (discuss below in the comments section):

If someone you loved passed away, what are some things you could do to cope with the loss?

Key Vocabulary (look up meaning of unknown words/expressions):



Chamber door

Forgotten Lore

Bosom’s core



Maiden: Lenore



Main Idea Question: 

What do you think the Raven in the clip symbolizes?

Listen to the clip one time through without stopping:

Detailed Questions (fill in the blank in the comments section):

  1. Why is he reading forgotten lore?
  2. What do you think tapping/rapping stands for?
  3. Why do you think that he hears the voice of ‘Lenore”
  4. Why do you think the Raven then says, “Nevermore”?
  5. “To the fowl whose fiery eyes now burned into my ___________ ____________”
  6. And the lamplight o’er streaming throws his ____________ on the floor. And my ______ from out that ________ that lies floating on the floor. Shall ________  ________ nevermore.

Further Discussion Questions:

  1. What do you think of the poem (e.g. the style, the length, the message etc.)?
  2. Do you think that the protagonist in the poem is doing the right thing? How do you cope with loss?
  3. Do you think it is possible to forget about a very close loved one who passed away?