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From Aristophanes to Bird Land: Reinventing a Poetic Lift-Off

…the notion of mixing human and bird life, fundamental to Aristophanes’s play…I thought might…open students’ eyes to the beauty and behavior of birds, and nudge them toward using birds for what T.S. Eliot called ‘objective correlatives,’ objects saturated with the feeling of a moment, yet having their own integrity and history.