Edgar Allan Poe: The Raven
The Raven
Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Raven - Study Guide

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Read the poem: The Raven, Character Analysis & Plot Summary, Genre & Themes, Symbol & Allusions, Rhyming Scheme & Vocabulary, Historical Context, Quotes, Discussion Questions, Paired Reading, Useful Links, and Notes/Teacher Comments

The Raven study guide: illustration by Gustave Dore with skeleton, 1884
Gustave Dore illustration "Sorrow for the lost Lenore"

Character Analysis & Plot Summary


Plot Summary

The Raven study guide: illustration by John Rea Neill, 1910
John Rea Neill illustration, 1910

Genre & Themes