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jamie-wheeler | College Teacher | eNotes Employee

Posted March 1, 2008 at 4:37 PM via web

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Cloud Visions: Past and Present

Lesson 22 discusses the symbolism of the animal shapes in the clouds that Hamlet points out to Polonious.  What shapes would leaders of the past or present have seen in the clouds, using either modern or Shakesperean metphors?

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malibrarian | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator

Posted March 2, 2008 at 2:10 PM (Answer #2)

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Just an FYI for anyone out there with access to JSTOR:

The Meaning of the Cloud in Hamlet
David R. Cheney
Shakespeare Quarterly, Vol. 10, No. 3 (Summer, 1959), pp. 446-447
doi:10.2307/2866878
This article consists of 2 page(s).This sounds like a really cool article, but I don't have JSTOR, so I hope someone out there does and can report what it says! :)

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jamie-wheeler | College Teacher | eNotes Employee

Posted March 2, 2008 at 2:23 PM (Answer #3)

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Just an FYI for anyone out there with access to JSTOR:

The Meaning of the Cloud in Hamlet
David R. Cheney
Shakespeare Quarterly, Vol. 10, No. 3 (Summer, 1959), pp. 446-447
doi:10.2307/2866878
This article consists of 2 page(s).This sounds like a really cool article, but I don't have JSTOR, so I hope someone out there does and can report what it says! :)

This indeed is the article from which my information came.  I thought I credited Mr. Cheney therein, but it may be in my works cited.  If I have omitted the citation, I shall amend that right away. 

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