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The Raven


1.  Open Microsoft Word (If you do not have the blue icon on your desk, you may

have to click on start, programs, Microsoft office, and Microsoft Word.

2. Type the first two paragraphs of this poem by Edgar Allen Poe, and then

            format text according to the directions on the back of this page.  If you

            want to earn an A, try to use the correct fingers.

The Raven

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore,
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.'

Ah, distinctly I remember it was in the bleak December,
And each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor.
Eagerly I wished the morrow; - vainly I had sought to borrow
From my books surcease of sorrow - sorrow for the lost Lenore -
For the rare and radiant maiden whom the angels named Lenore -
Nameless here for evermore.

  1.  Select (click and drag or double click) the title and change the font to COMIC SANS.  Make it red.
  2. Save your work on the F Drive, but keep working.
  3. Select the word, tapping, at the end of the third line in the first stanza.  Make it bold. (Double click on it and press the B button on the formatting toolbar).
  4. Select the words, rapping, rapping, rapping, in the fourth line of the stanza.  Make them Italic.  (Press the I  button).
  5. Select the title, The Raven, and underline it.  Make it red.
  6. Click at the end of the document and press enter two times.  Click on the insert clipart button on the drawing toolbar.  If you don’t have the button, click on insert, picture, and clipart.  Choose a picture that will be appropriate for this poem and insert it.  You may have to search online and download one or go to TPS20.
  7. You may have to size and center your clipart in order for all your work to fit on one page.
  8. Click on view, headers and footers, and put your name at the top center of the page.
  9. If you want, you can make some more formatting changes—fancy it up, but don’t overdo it.
  10. When you finish, show Mrs. Elliott. Save your work and print it.  Put it in your portfolio.