There are many traditions that mark the end of the school year and in the 19th century, Amherst students held mock funerals to mark the end of their academic labor. The funerals were elaborate affairs that included programs and dramatic recitations, and ended with ceremonial textbook burnings. In 1883, which Amherst student and future famous playwright staged an extravagant mock funeral that ended with a long and original poem?
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