April 2 - Grade 8 HW

Posted: April 2, 2013

In class, made the following notes about the structure of each stanza of The Raven: - Line 1 has a rhyme in the middle and at the end ex - dreary/weary, remember/December, stronger/longer - Line 2 rhymes with line 4 and 6 ex - lore/door/more, floor/Lenore/evermore, before/door/more Line 3 follows the same pattern as line 1 ex - napping/tapping, morrow/borrow, beating/repeating Lines 2, 4, 5, and 6 always end with the "ore" sound ex - lore/door/more/floor/Lenore/ashore/implore/core/yore, and of course, Nevermore. Lines 4 and 5 always end with the same word ex - door/door, Lenore/Lenore, floor/floor Try to construct a 1 stanza poem the follows as many of these rules as possible.  It does not have to be directly related to the Raven.