Reading Journal

The Raven (KS2)

“The Raven”- Edgar Allen Poe (KS2)



narrative poem

  • Investigate how the vocabulary can affect the mood of the poem- “weak, weary, quaint, dreary, bleak”
  • Make predictions about Lenore- who is she and why is she knocking?
  • Use the rhymes as a template for children to write their own narrative verses
  • Do you talk to animals?
    Do you imagine them replying?
    Do you think the speaker has lost his mind or does he just seem very sad to you?



– madness
– love
– man and the natural world
– the supernatural


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