The assignment is for you to write a 4 paragraph essay drawing from Poe’s poem “The Raven” and secondary sources (film/articles).
Consider the two prompts below and choose one and respond to the question in essay formatting:
How are Griffith’s film and Frank Bidart’s poem, “To the Dead” (stanza on page 2) highlighted in “Cracking the Shell of the World” examples of intertextuality drawing from Poe’s poem “The Raven”? Consider using a comparison essay structure to highlight the intertextuality between Griffith, Bidart and Poe.
Or, of the 3 types of intertextuality: obligatory, optional and accidental which one do you think apply to Griffith and Bidart in referencing Poe’s poem, “The Raven”?
The Raven, Edgar Allan Poe, 1809 -1849
Edgar Allan Poe, cortometraje de D.W. Griffith 
Cracking the Shell of the World