My FEAR - Lailani Bartlett Mcdermott Ap Lit P.2 Poetry Response#5 My Fear Lawrence Raab In Lawrence Raab’s poem My Fear he talked about nightmares and

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Lailani Bartlett Mcdermott Ap Lit P.2 October 24, 2019 Poetry Response #5 My Fear Lawrence Raab In Lawrence Raab’s poem, My Fear, he talked about nightmares and their correlation to fear. He personified the concept of fear when he addressed his nightmares, “Mr. Fear, we say in our dreams, what do you have for me tonight?” (Raab, 5-6). Raab addressed fear in this way to make it seem as if fear was a man that visited people in their dreams. Making fear into a man allows readers to imagine a conversation between the speaker and fear. Raab does this throughout the poem to make it seem as if fear controls what we dream. As a man, he looks through people’s fear as if the manager of one’s dreams. The speaker in this poem asks him
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Unformatted text preview: questions and speaks to him. Specifically he says, “Tell me, Mr. Fear, what must I carry away from your dream.” (Raab 11-13). Raab makes it seem as if fear is in control of every dream the speaker has. He makes dreams seem like a message, to teach people when they wake up. Raab makes fear seem as if he is the indicator of what dreams are made of throughout the poem. Repeatedly, he addresses fear as if to tell the audience that the speaker has a sad relationship with him. That one’s fears are illuminated within one’s dreams. That’s why the speaker repeatedly asks fear to spare his dreams. Therefore, showing how fear has an important relationship with one’s dreams and nightmares....
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