Edgar Allan Poe The Raven Research Paper

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Ask students what do they know about Edgar Allan Poe. As if any of them have watched the Simpsons where the poe the Raven is recited by Homer (show the utube link). Discuss some of the content found on Poe’s Life website and walk students through some of the content. Help students see the connection between Poe;s life and how he puts those feelings into his poems and writing, such as the death of his wife and mother prompting the the inclusion of the character Lenore in the Raven. Help students see that Poe based his writings on his experiences in his life just as we all do when we write. Most of us write about what we know. Have students discuss writings they may have done where their life experiences were
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