Morning Praise Of Nightmares One Poem Summary

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The poem ‘Morning Praise of Nightmares One’ which is written by Lauire, Ann Guerrero depicts a strong notion about abuse and elements of despair when children at tender age are dealt with extreme abusive behavior. The overall theme of the poem is around the narration of a young girl who is living a life of pain in a house where she is inflicted with torture, pains and bruises. Despite of her miserable condition nobody is helping her. She is facing each morning with screams of nightmares which are never ending and no one is there to comfort her.
From the title of the poem it can be analyzed that mornings which are a sign of beginning of a new day begins with discussion of nightmares. The word ‘nightmares’ is sensed to be used to express pain
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The poem has actually expressed the casual behavior of society towards abuse victims. People only use words as an expression but do not come for actual help. Nobody claims to be there for the victim instead they keep on carrying meaningless conversations which are not aimed in actually bettering off the conditions of the abuse victims.
The word ‘Poem’ expresses the same notion of just using words but offering no help for the injured bodies. Similarly the girl is in that extreme condition that only people pass words but offers no helping hand.
Expression of mother
The last lines of the poem depict the violation inflicted upon the girl. In those lines it is found out that the violence and miserable condition of the girl is due to the torture done by her mother. It shows symbol of child abuse by parents. As one of the character expressed is mother with a glowing skin.
The mother seems to be more joyful and younger than the hanging girl. The skin tone of the mother is glowing as opposed to the girl. The girl’s skin is greenish blue in color due to injuries while the mother who is older in age is looking more youthful than the daughter who is hanged.
The girl has no smile on her face but the writer very concisely draws a comparison of the state of mother and daughter in the
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