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Atmosphere and symbolism in poetry.

Atmosphere and symbolism in poetry.

LOs:

By the end of this lesson students will .

Understand what atmosphere and symbolism are.

Be able to apply this knowledge by analysing a poem.

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Describe the feelings that come to mind after reading these words:

Describe the feelings that come to mind after reading these words:

Dreary

Bleak

Ghost

Lost

Sorrow

Darkness

Melancholy

Grave

Stillness

Stern

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All of these words are from a very famous poem. Make some guesses about the setting and atmosphere of the poem such as:

All of these words are from a very famous poem. Make some guesses about the setting and atmosphere of the poem such as:

What time of day is it?

What time of year?

How is the author feeling?

Is he alone or with other people?

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http://www.ojai.net/swanson/theraven.htm

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The Raven

by Edgar Allan Poe

Slide 5

Atmosphere and symbolism in poetry.

Slide 6

What might have happened to the character before the events of the poem happen?

What might have happened to the character before the events of the poem happen?

Slide 7

Why does Edgar Allan Poe use a raven instead of another bird as the major symbol of this poem?

Why does Edgar Allan Poe use a raven instead of another bird as the major symbol of this poem?

Why not .?

Slide 8

What might we associate

What might we associate

with ravens?

Slide 9

So

So

We could say that Edgar Allan Poe sets the scene and creates

an atmosphere by .

Also he uses the raven to symbolise

Slide 10

Atmosphere and symbolism in poetry.

Atmosphere and symbolism in poetry.

LOs:

By the end of this lesson students will .

Understand what atmosphere and symbolism are.

Be able to apply this knowledge by analysing a poem.

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