How does Poe use language to create mood in “The Raven”? Besides language, what other factors contribute to the mood of this poem? Discuss two additional factors, chosen from the following list: rhyme and repetition, the speaker’s despair, the raven itself, the poem’s conclusion.
In “The Birthmark,” what does the birthmark represent for the two main characters, Aylmer and Georgiana? At the end of the story, what does the birthmark come to symbolize?
In America, the movement known as Romanticism took two forms: Bright Romanticism, or Transcendentalism, and Dark Romanticism. What do Transcendentalism and Dark Romanticism have in common? How are they different? You might find it helpful to create a Venn diagram to organize your thinking. Then answer the questions in complete sentences.