Tuesday, October 16, 2012


I'm sure y'all are very aware by now that I'm an English teacher.  I LOVE words and literature!   Around Halloween, I always start thinking about the father of creepy literature-- Edgar Allan Poe.  His stories are so powerful, and he has such a way with words.  One of his most well-known poems is "The Raven."  If you haven't read it, you should, and you should read it ALOUD to fully appreciate the way it sounds.  In the poem, there's a raven, of course, and he keeps saying, "Nevermore," which is a word the narrator of the poem does not want to hear.  I'm not a fan of creepy, scary Halloween, but since I'm a fan of Poe's poem, I thought I'd make a printable based on it to share with y'all.  (I couldn't help myself when I saw all the Halloween goodies Picmonkey has!)
This would look great with your Halloween decor, or if you're an English teacher like I am, it would be great to add to your classroom decor.
Feel free to download the file for your own personal use--you may not claim it as your own, resell, or redistribute it.  You can download the printable by clicking on the arrow with the line under it.  (The printable was created as a 5x7.  If you plan on printing it larger, you should preview it before printing.) If you're interested in more Poe Halloween ideas, check out these:
Halloween Printable from The Answer Is Chocolate
Poe Halloween Wreath by Gwen Moss
"The Raven" Pumpkin from Country Living


  1. My english II/american lit teacher loved reading this poem every Halloween. :) This printable is cute and if she was still at my old high school, I would mail it to her.

  2. Oh how i love literature and anyone who works to keep it alive! Big props for the Raven print out, I love it!



  3. This is wonderful. I love seeing what you did in PicMonkey. Aren't there Halloween effects amazing? I can't wait to see what they do for other holidays.

  4. This is fantastic! I loved the Raven so much when I read it in literature class. Great idea to use it for Halloween and/or a classroom!

  5. From one English teacher to another. Thanks for this; it's gorgeous. I have 3 days to display it before break, but fully intend to.

    R x

  6. That is an incredible addition to any Halloween decor. I love it! And, even better that you decided to share it with the rest of us.

  7. I love the Raven as well as much of the rest of Poe's works. It's also pretty awesome that you're an English teacher, which makes me wonder if you've ever had your students participate in National Novel Writing Month via their Young Writer's Program. It's pretty fabulous.

    Thanks so much for the printable. I just need to find a suitable place to put it....

  8. Very nice! Thank you. I've pinned it to my Hallowe'en board.

  9. Hi, hopped over from Melrose Place. Love this printable. I did my mantel in Nevermore style as a tribute to Edgar Allen Poe. I also wrote one verse of his famous poem, The Raven on my chaldboard. This will be a fun addition.
    p.s. I was amazed at how many of my friends did not know what Nevermore was.

  10. So neat! Great idea! I loved stopping by:) Thanks for linking up To Whimsy Wednesday!
    Smart! School {House}

  11. This is an excellent print from a really cool spooky story :)

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Cusiosity

  12. Thanks for the printable. I saw your link on The 36th Avenue. :)

  13. This is so well done! I Love it!
    Thank you so much for sharing....!

  14. Loving this! You did a fabulous job! :)

    Thanks for sharing at Artsy Corner!


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