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Examining Poe's Theory of Unity of Effect in "The Raven" Free Lesson Plan

Use this lesson plan to introduce your students to Poe’s concept of “Unity of Effect” by examining the strategic elements of “The Raven.” By the end of the lesson, your students will understand how Poe combines imagery, words, and structure to evoke a specific emotion within the poem. Having your students both read and listen to “The Raven” will encourage them to examine how different mediums of expression affect both a poem’s tone and their own emotional response, furthering their knowledge of effect and structure.


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