TheGreatGatsbyPairedPoemsActivity

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The Great Gatsby Paired Poems If and When Dreams Come True You'll find yourself in still water, Full moon silhouetting the sky. The long train of desire, having gone, Pulled out from this quiet pool of shadow, Will have left you at peace with your hands, A few flowers moving in the breeze. There will be music in the wind, A future found in some alcove of blossoming trees; Each highway will have driven itself away, And so you will be left, finally, alone: Abandoned, even, by any word you've ever cared to read. The moon will shine as it always has; A cool seep will rise from the lake. W.S. Merk Richard Cory Whenever Richard Cory went down town, We people on the pavement looked at him: He was a gentleman from sole to crown, Clean favored, and imperially slim. And he was always quietly arrayed, And he was always human when he talked; But still he fluttered pulses when he said, "Good-morning," and he glittered when he walked. And he was rich - yes, richer than a king - And admirably schooled in every grace; In fine we thought that he was everything To make us wish that we were in his place. So on we worked, and waited for the light, And went without the meat, and cursed the bread; And Richard Cory, one calm summer night, Went home and put a bullet through his head. - Edwin Arlington Robinson -
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We Wear the Mask We wear the mask that grins and lies, It hides our cheeks and shades our eyes,- This debt we pay to human guile;
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