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Brian Lau English 200 D Andrew McNair 4-15-07 Reading Response #6 The poem “To M. S. G.” by Lord Byron seems to be a work that expresses his feelings to the object of his desire. His “feelings” are those that represent what he dreams. And what he dreams about, or rather who is a woman. In the first stanza, the poet writes “When I dream that you love me, you’ll surely forgive, Extend not your anger to sleep;” It is almost as if he is saying, “if you can see what I see in my dreams, you’ll understand why I dream what I dream, so don’t be mad.” I say this because it would make sense that a woman would get mad when some man starts dreaming about who she should love. In the same stanza, the poet writes, “For, in visions alone, your affection can live, I rise, and it leaves me to weep.” The poet is saying that only in his dreams alone, her love for him is possible. And when he wakes up, he starts to “weep” because he can’t see her anymore and his “vision” or “dream” has now disappeared. This is an experience that many people have
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course ENGL 200 taught by Professor Anderson,donaldl during the Spring '08 term at University of Washington.

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