The Raven


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Storyboard Description

Exposition, Rising Action, Climax, Falling Action, and Climax

Storyboard Text

  • Exposition
  • Rising Action
  • *tap, tap*
  • Climax
  • You Devil Bird!
  • On a December midnight, the narrator is reading a book, almost napping. A sudden tapping comes from his chamber door. Convincing himself that it's only a visitor, he begins to think his lost Lenore.
  • Falling Action
  • Leave now!
  • He heart begins to beat faster, and he tells the visitor he's sorry for not answering. But when he opens his door, to his surprise, there's only darkness. He goes back into his chamber, and louder, stronger knock is heard. Going to his window lattice, and again convinced himself that it was merely the wind. Then a raven flies in.
  • Resolution
  • The man begins to go crazy, thinking that the bird was sent from God. He starts screaming, calling the bird evil, a prophet, and even a devil bird.
  • Allusion
  • Still freaking out over the raven, the narrator asks the bird to leave now, with the bird's his famous one-word response, "Nevermore". The bird doesn't move, much to the man's dismay.
  • With the raven still perched upon his chamber door, he says that his eyes are those of the demon's that is dreaming. A light from above him, throws a shadow of him onto the floor, and quote says," And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor. Shall be lifted--Nevermore!"
  • •An Allusion is a reference to something famous. In "The Raven", the narrator uses many allusions, mostly referring to biblical things. One example is, "Swung by Seraphim whose footfalls tinkled on the tufted floor." Seraphim is a specific angel.
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