The birth of a literary mind starts with the appreciation of other literary minds. “The Raven”, by Edgar Allan Poe, is a classic poem with a cozy, supernatural atmosphere and a musical language. This poetic rhythm and rhyme help children build literacy skills, develop memory and brain power, while encouraging the play with language and words.
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.
“’Tis some visitor,” I muttered, “tapping at my chamber door—
Only this and nothing more.”
This poster features the poem in its entirety (it's long!). If you'd prefer a more manageable excerpt of this famous poem, check out The Raven 2.
Art by André Ducci