<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/29733360″>Bart The Raven</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/wsfl”>SFL-TV</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a>.</p> Read Poe’s “The Raven” in our Norton Anthology. Then enjoy this video version with your book open. You will find how accurate it is to the text. I think Matt Groening enjoyed his American literature in high school.
Then take a moment to reflect on the poem. Is the poem a celebration of the musical quality of language? Does Poe use the speaker in this poem to show the qualities of madness? Or does Poe aim to have the speaker share his sadness for his lost love, Lenore? Take a position and make a claim in the comment thread below. Be sure to supply one phrase or sentence of the text for support. You can agree with a classmate; just be sure to find different textual evidence for your claim. Have fun!