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3—The Raven
Review the interactive web site to interpret the poem. Listen to the audio and watch the video to understand what Poe was trying to say. Aswer the following questions in the form of paragraphs. What does "nepenthe" mean? What is the bust of Pallas? Learn abou the unsual words and phrases in the poem. Make a list of them and describe what they mean. What "bag of tricks" did Poe use as well as other great poets like rhyme scheme and personification? What was goin on in Poe's life when he wrote the Raven? Did he ever make any changes? What have other readers like you think about the poem since it was written?

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