Allusions in "The Raven" - Common Core Aligned Group Activity

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NOTE: I used this lesson for a Compass Evaluation and scored a Highly Effective rating.

Go further in-depth with this infamous poem by Edgar Allan Poe, For this activity, student are broken into 8 groups to study allusions found in “The Raven”. Students later report their newfound information to the whole class.

Kit includes 10 pages of resources, 32 higher order thinking questions (4 per allusion), a copy of the poem, and 2 student worksheets.

Allusions include:
o Raven (Norse Mythology - Odin, Huginn, and Muninn)
o Pallas Athena (Greek Mythology)
o Pluto (Greek Mythology)
o Nepenthe (Homer’s The Odyssey)
o censer (biblical)
o Seraphim (biblical)
o Balm of Gilead (biblical)
o Garden of Eden (biblical)

NOTE: Groups are numbered to indicate the level of difficulty. This opens up the incorporation of differentiated instruction.
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