Friday, January 3, 2003

A Child's Nightmare Comments

Rating: 2.8
Through long nursery nights he stood
By my bed unwearying,
Loomed gigantic, formless, queer,
Purring in my haunted ear

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COMMENTS
Martin caught the obvious subtext, used to depict the horror of what we now call PTSD. One must assess the meaning, and the etymology, of the word " nursery" to catch the reference to the writer's convalescence in a military hospital, or the basic story of a wounded soldier haunted by the " Cat! ... Cat! ... Cat! " of hostile gunfire. Apropos to Kat's silly comments, the " Cat! ' of this poem is indeed the poet's worst nightmare...
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Lorenzicus 13 May 2020
Thank you for this comment! You gave me ideas for an assessment I have for school!
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Kat Renamy 12 January 2012
i hate you -.- when i was a baby i loved cats and my name IS Kat and i am not a little kids night mare
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