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Little Words, Big Ideas
"Dream-Land" is packed with spooky, weird creatures. There are ghosts, ghouls and phantoms, not to mention all kinds of strange events and incidents. Nothing in this poem is quite like it is in the...
The speaker of "Dream-Land" is sad. Really, really sad. Did you get that? If there's one thing to remember about this poem, it's probably that. In fact, pretty much everything in this poem is sad....
Man and the Natural World
"Dream-Land" is mostly about sadness and spirits, but, at the same time, Poe sure spends a lot of time talking about the landscape. In a sense, it's kind of like a twisted nature poem. The whole mi...
Versions of Reality
From the very beginning of "Dream-Land," we can tell we're not in Kansas anymore. Even the title lets us know that we're entering a different world. Dreams are definitely involved here, and we see...
Even though we meet spirits along the way, we can tell that the speaker is making this trip alone. In fact, loneliness fills "Dream-Land." The word pops up all over the place, and we can tell that...
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