Dead Poets Society Symbols & Objects

N.H. Kleinbaum
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Dead Poets Society

The Dead Poets Society was a secret club that was formed by John Keating and his friends when Keating attended Welton Academy. The only members of the club were dead poets. However, Keating and his friends were pledges. They met in a cave and read their favorite poetry alive. But there was more to the club. They began each meeting with the line, quoting Thoreau, “live deep and suck out all the marrow of life.” They believed in carpe diem personified. They not only read poetry, it rolled off their tongues like honey. They created gods!

When the junior boys find out that Keating had been a member of the secret society, they want to know all about it. They are inspired to revamp the club and begin having meetings in the same cave where Keating met with his friends. They begin each session...

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