My class is studying Antigone and I just thought to try something new; we have already begun the piece, but are at the very introductory stage of the lesson. Can anyone suggest an appropriate poem to study for/with Antigone? Thank you.
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Here's (part of) one by George Meredith:
The buried voice bespake Antigone.
'O sister! couldst thou know, as thou wilt know,
The bliss above, the reverence below,
Enkindled by thy sacrifice for me;
Thou wouldst at once with holy ecstasy
Give thy warm limbs into the yearning earth.
Sleep, Sister! for Elysium's dawning birth, -
And faith will fill thee with what is to be!