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sexta-feira, 4 de maio de 2012

Book of the Week - The Raven

"The Raven" is a narrative poem by American writer Edgar Allan Poe. First published in January 1845, the poem is often noted for its musicality, stylized language, and supernatural atmosphere. It tells of a talking raven's mysterious visit to a distraught lover, tracing the man's slow descent into madness. The lover, often identified as being a student, is lamenting the loss of his love, Lenore. Sitting on a bust of Pallas, the raven seems to further instigate his distress with its constant repetition of the word "Nevermore". The poem makes use of a number of folk and classical references.

To read the poem in a PDF file, go to the link below:

If you want to do some interpretation of it with your students, here are some exercises:

To listen to it, go to:

My Trips 11 - Luxor

Luxor - Egypt

Most people who go to Egypt do so to visit the Pyramids, in Giza; however, they would be just the tip of the iceberg, as this country has so much more to offer to its visitors. 700km south of Cairo, Luxor is a blend of town by the Nile River and a huge variety of ancient sites and catacumbs, among many, the famous Tutankamon lies in the Valley of the Kings, which was found unspoiled. The Karnak Temple makes it certainly worth the train trip, which may last between 9 and 10 hours.

 Karnak Temple

 Karnak Temple Entrance

 Karnak Temple Pool

 Colossus of Memnon