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Could a poem from the 1960s hold a clue about how Succession will end?
The popular HBO drama Succession comes to a close Sunday with a highly-anticipated series finale. After four seasons of twists and turns, fans will find out which character will come out on top and who will be left with wasabi in their eyes. As the internet buzzes with theories, some are looking to a 1969 poem for clues. Every Succession season finale has drawn its title from the text of Dream Song 29, by the late American Pulitzer prize-winning poet John Berryman. Mount Holyoke English professor emeritus Christopher Benfey explains why Berryman's work speaks to the modern themes in the show and explores the common ground shared by these two works.