is a written piece that emphasizes ideas or feelings. It often uses imagery,
emotion, figurative language, rhythm, and rhyme. Some poems, like a sonnet or
haiku, have a prescribed form. Others, such as free verse, have no specific
Macabre, dark, foreboding;
these adjectives are often used to describe the works of Edgar Allan Poe. While
this is true of many of his more notable works, like "The Raven" and
"The Fall of the House of Usher," Poe wrote other less ominous poems
and stories as well. This Reading Set included passages for many of Poe's most
famous works, as well as some lesser-known treasures.
Reading Set: 5 Passages
by Clement C. Moore
While this beloved Christmas poem was published anon...
553 Words, 9th-12th Grades, Figurative Language
by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
In 1858, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote the poem “...
312 Words, 9th-12th Grades, Character Traits, Context Clues, and Figurative Language
by Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe wrote “Annabel Lee” in 1849. It was ...
333 Words, 6th-9th Grades, 800L - 990L, Context Clues, Figurative Language, and Rhythm & Rhyme
This passage is the opening stanzas of Edgar Allan P...
149 Words, 6th-9th Grades, 1200L +, Context Clues
by Rudyard Kipling
Rudyard Kipling’s poem “If” was published in 1910. I...
297 Words, 5th-8th Grades, 1200L +, Figurative Language
by William Shakespeare from Macbeth
Act V, Scene 5 passage: This passage is a speech fro...
189 Words, 10th-12th Grades, 800L - 990L, Figurative Language, Main / Central Idea, and Theme
by Lewis Carroll from The Hunting of the Snark
The Hunting of the Snark is a nonsense poem by Lewis...
516 Words, 4th-5th Grades, 800L - 990L, Character Traits and Summary
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote his poem “Paul Reve...
575 Words, 3rd-5th Grades, 1200L +, Story Elements
by Ernest Lawrence Thayer
Ernest Lawrence Thayer wrote “Casey at the Bat” in 1...
604 Words, 4th-6th Grades, 1000L - 1190L, Context Clues and Figurative Language