This assessment is more than just basic comprehension. But it is ONLY 7 QUESTIONS. I used it as a formative assessment following a poetry unit. Check out my narrative poetry analysis lesson for Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven" HERE!
Students are required to read this poem and analyze it completely on their own. Question topics include: author's purpose, audience, figurative language (simile, metaphor), poetic devices (alliteration, internal rhyme, repetition), and structure.
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