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The opening sequence and title music to Game of Thrones have become near-legendary, spawning various memes of their own, e.g.:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N02amlMkVJw

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Ballintoy Habour in County Antrim is used as a location for the Iron Islands.

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Dubrovnik in Serbia is used for King’s Landing, the capital of Westeros.

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Check out the Battle of Blackwater Bay. Well, don’t if you don’t already know what happens.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxKzT7AzK1c

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Help us to annotate the maps of A Song of Ice and Fire, kindly supplied by Harper Voyager UK:

The North
The South
The Land Beyond the Wall
The Lands of Summer Sea

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Poetry Genius annotation of House Frey on our character list is here.

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Poetry Genius annotation of House Tyrell on our character list is here.

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Poetry Genius annotation of House Targaryen on our character list is here.

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Poetry Genius annotation of House Lannister on our character list is here.

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Poetry Genius annotation of House Stark on our character list is here.

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"YOU determine the story! YOU choose your own Destiny!" (Austin Grossman – You) | pending

Always kept my finger on the decision page…

"I built my hut near the Congo and it lulled me to sleep." (Mr. Z – 1st Period: “The Negro Speaks of Rivers”) | pending

Did the author literally sleep in these places, or did someone else, whom author feels a connection to?

"I looked upon the Nile and raised the pyramids above it" (Mr. Z – 1st Period: “The Negro Speaks of Rivers”) | pending

Good suggestions— the speaker’s tone definitely changes after “My soul has grown deep like the rivers”. What do the different places Hughes mentions have in common?

"My soul has grown deep like the rivers." (Mr. Z – 1st Period: “The Negro Speaks of Rivers”) | pending

Some very interesting explanations of Hughes’s closing line. Why does he choose to repeat the fourth line as the final one? How does this affect the structure of the poem— does it help to make the line more memorable?

"I've known rivers: / Ancient, dusky rivers." (Mr. Z – 1st Period: “The Negro Speaks of Rivers”) | pending

Both are good explanations. Why do you think Hughes used these paricular words? How is an “ancient” river different from an “old” one?

"My soul has grown deep like the rivers." (Mr. Z – 1st Period: “The Negro Speaks of Rivers”) | pending

Nice explanation of the simile. Could we elaborate on the way his soul flows? How else does it resemble a river?

"Rachel née Rabinovitch" (T.S. Eliot – Sweeney Among the Nightingales) | pending

That’s definitely a possibility— though I’d imagine the more likely scenario is that she changed her name after marriage. It does read badly, though, in light of Eliot’s other remarks on Judaism. It’s a point that I’d missed from the the annotation, though, so I’ll rewrite it. Thanks for the suggestion!

This is so sick. No sooner have the fragments been discovered than they’re up and translated. Amazing work