Vocabulary in "The Bells"

Updated: 9/4/2020
Vocabulary in "The Bells"
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The Bells Poem Visualization

The Bells by Edgar Allan Poe

Lesson Plans by Kristy Littlehale

“The Bells” by Edgar Allan Poe is one of his more well-known poems, after masterpieces like “The Raven”, of course. “The Bells” is most often interpreted as an allegory for the seasons of life, from the beautiful silver bells of youth to the frightening iron church bells that toll old age and death.


The Bells

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The Bells by Edgar Allan Poe Vocabulary lesson plan

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  • PÆAN
  • SLEDGES
  • TINTINNABULATION
  • (n.) a song or lyric of thanksgiving; a hymn to a god that grants help; a prayer of thanks
  • (n.) a vehicle or platform on runners, usually pulled by a draft animal; a sled
  • (n.) a sound like tinkling or ringing
  • CRYSTALLINE
  • VOCABULARY
  • MONODY
  • (adj.) clear or see-through; having the composition of crystals
  • (n.) a poem about a person's death; an ode