Grades 9-12 | Analysis | Text-Dependent
Prompt: The name Edgar Allan Poe brings to mind images of madmen, murder, and melancholy. In Poe's short life, he published a variety of pieces connected to the dark and macabre that many say reflect his own life. Write an essay that analyzes how these themes in "The Raven" may have been drawn from Poe's own life. Use evidence from "The Raven" as well as biographical information about Poe to support your claim.