Edgar Allan Poe | Poetry Foundation

Through looking at Edgar Allan Poe's life, we will understand what motivated him to write what he did, what the meaning was behind these works, and how this changed poetry.

Edgar Allan Poe. Biography of Edgar Allan Poe and a searchable collection of works.

Poe died, Henry was taken to be raised with his grandmother, Edgar was adopted by the wealthy couple, Frances and John Allan, and Rosalie was taken by another couple.

The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe | Poetry Foundation

3. Once students are familiar with the definitions of the words used in the poem, distribute the complete version of The Raven.

Students can be asked to imitate Poe's style in The Raven by using a verse as a template from which they can compose their own poem on a topic of their choice.