Directions: Read “The Raven” by Poe and choose an essay topic below. Write a multiple-paragraph essay in which you directly respond to the issue presented, using examples and quotes from the poem for support.
- Analyze the use of any two figurative devices to reveal the poem’s theme.
Requirements: Typed, double-spaced, twelve-point font. Use MLA format and give the essay a title.
Note: An A paper will have a thorough introduction that provides a set up for the analysis, a clear thesis that addresses the essay topic, a strong use of specific examples/quotes throughout the body, clear and distinct body points, a sound theme (or purpose) that provides a backbone to the analysis, well-structured individual paragraphs, a smooth recap at the end. An A paper will also be free of major writing and style errors.