Reading Response #8 - Brian Lau English 200 D Andrew McNair...

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Brian Lau English 200 D Andrew McNair 4/23/07 Reading Response #8 “Dream-Land” seems to be a dream about a journey to the farthest point on Earth. It seems to be about a man searching for a discovery but the road to new places is never an easy and bright one. This poem definitely is a Poe-like poem. I remember reading poems in the past that were written by Poe. He uses a lot of literary elements like alliteration and rhyming. The poem is written in a AA, BB, CC, DD rhyming pattern. In the first stanza, likes 1-8, it seems to be describing the beginning of the journey. At first, the “route [is] obscure and lonely” and “Haunted by ill angels only.” This seems to be implying that maybe Poe is traveling to a path that is quite desolate. There probably isn’t a person who has traveled to where he has and maybe he shouldn’t because it is haunted by evil angels. Then on this road there is “an Eidolon, named Night, On a black throne reigns upright.” It is possible to say that this is a dark and evil-like poem. On this road, there is a phantom named
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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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