Illustrating Poe

by  Poe Museum

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Students will listen to and read a selection of Edgar Allan Poe’s poetry
including "Alone," "Annabel Lee," and "Eldorado.” Throughout the
reading, students will pay attention to the imagery in the poems. Then, students will create their own artwork inspired by the poems and
showcase their creations to their fellow classmates.

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About This Program


By Request: $150.00

Title I and Richmond City Public Schools are eligible for a discounted rate of $100.


30 min

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, Teacher(s)/Educator(s), Parent, Homeschool/Family Public Library: Library Patrons

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:

No maximum.

Primary Disciplines

Art, Language Arts/English, Literacy, Writing

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, etc...)

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Poe Museum

Richmond, VA
United States

Founded in 1922, the Poe Museum houses the largest collection of Edgar Allan Poe artifacts, memorabilia, and manuscripts in the world. The Poe Museum celebrates the legacy of Poe, dubbed “the master of the macabre,” and his enduring impact on the cultural landscape of today. The Poe Museum is a 501(c)3 nonprofit institution.

Emma Clark

Program Details


1. This program begins with a brief introduction to Edgar Allan Poe
2. Students will then read select poems by Edgar Allan Poe. These poems include "To Helen," "Alone," "Annabel Lee," "Eldorado," and "Evening Star." For younger students, a Poe Museum staff member will read aloud the poems, answering any questions about difficult vocabulary. For older students, we will have a "pop-corn" reading of the poems. Students will also write down instance of imagery within the poems.
3. Students will then create their own artwork (drawings, poems, watercolors, etc.) inspired by the imagery in Poe's poetry.
4. Students will showcase their creations to 1. show how everyone created something different and 2. showcase the link between literature and art.


1. Students will be introduced to the life and legacy of Edgar Allan Poe.
2. Students will demonstrate reading and listening skills.
3. Students will identify imagery within the poems.
4. Students will demonstrate their comprehension of poems the by creating an illustration based on the poem that displays a scene or a visual summary.
5. Students will exercise their creativity by crafting unique illustration.
6. Students will begin to develop an understanding of perspective (i.e. how people can approach the same topic differently) by viewing the work of their classmates. Students will also link the connection between art and literature.

Standards Alignment

State Standards

Virginia Standards of Learning: English K.1, K.2, K.7, K.8, 1.1, 1.2, 1.7, 1.9, 2.1, 2.2, 2.4, 2.7, 3.1, 3.4, 3.5, 3.8, 3.9, 4.1, 4.4, 4.5, 4.7