Raven Assonance

Raven Assonance Worksheet

Worksheet Description

This worksheet is designed around Edgar Allan Poe’s poem “The Raven.” It directs students to read the poem and then write down instances of assonance they find. Lines are provided for students to list the examples, encouraging close reading and analysis of the poem’s text. An additional question asks students to consider the effect of assonance within the poem, prompting deeper reflection and critical thinking about the use of this literary device.

The worksheet teaches students to identify assonance, a poetic technique where vowel sounds are repeated in close proximity, within a classic piece of literature. By analyzing “The Raven,” students learn how assonance can contribute to the mood and rhythm of poetry. The task of writing down examples hones their attention to detail and their ability to engage with poetic language. The final question about the effect of assonance encourages students to think about the purpose behind Poe’s choices in his poetry, thereby enhancing their interpretive skills.