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Pairing a poem with Hamlet
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After reading the play Hamlet, read this poem and analyze it. Then, in anessay, explain why Hamlet could have been the author. Give specific detailsfrom the play to support your answer. Have fun!
If we could get the hang of it entirely/It would take too long;/All we know is the splash of words in passing/and falling twigs of song,/And when we try to eavesdrop on the great/Presences it is rarely/That by a stroke of luck we can appropriate/Even a phrase entirely.
If we could find our happiness entirely/In somebody else's arms/We should not fear the spears of the spring northe city's/Yammering fire alarms/But, as it is, the spears each year go through/Our flesh and almost hourly/Bell or siren banishes the blue/Eyes of Love entirely.
And if the world were black or white entirely/And all the charts were plain/Instead of a mad weir of tigerish waters,/A prism of delight and pain,/We might be surer where we wished to go/Or again we might be merely/Bored but in the brute reality there is no/Road that is right entirely.
Louis MacNeice (1907-1963)
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After reading the play, have students read the following poem, "Entirely" and analyze why Hamlet could have been the author. Really gets them into Hamlet's character, and it's fun to hear the students' reasons.