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BUFFY-VERSE SERIES    (39) SONNETS #40-41 of 154 (42-49)
INSPIRED-BY/CONCERNING:
BtVS EPISODE #10 (1.10)
"Nightmares"

ONE-HAIKU (EPISODE) RECAP:
The one where nightmares
of everyone become true ...
(Wake up, Coma Boy!)

 
[R.I.P. SEPT '02]

(for Tea Time in L.A. #21)
Sonnetizing BtVS episode #10 "NIGHTMARES"

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Rhetorical Verse (in Shakespearean sonnet form) about BtVS#10
"Nightmares"

Posted by: forensicpoetry - Apr 14, 2002, 8:42 AM

 
(BUFFY-VERSE SERIES) SONNETS #40-41 of 154
DREAMER ZERO
"Metaphoricalizing" NIGHTMARES (BtVS#10)

rhetorical verse in Shakespearean sonnet form
(a 2-sonnet sequence)

 } {BVS_040_01.01} AN EPIDEMIC STARTS with patient one.

{BVS_040_01.02} That first spreads its contagion in a ring

{BVS_040_01.03} expanding ever outward 'till it's run

{BVS_040_01.04} its deadly course, whatever that might bring.

 
{BVS_040_01.05} In NIGHTMARES, somehow one boy's coma'd dreams

{BVS_040_01.06} in context of the Hellmouth's viral field

{BVS_040_01.07} expanded with no help from Big-Bad schemes

{BVS_040_01.08} until the fate of Sunnydale seemed sealed.

 
{BVS_040_01.09} A strange infraction in the Buffyverse

{BVS_040_01.10} that supernat'ral lawyers can't defend.

{BVS_040_01.11} A mix of metaphors as dreams converse

{BVS_040_01.12} in Babble-istic fashion that might end . . .

 
{BVS_040_01.13} . . . in one cacophony of lucid doom.

{BVS_040_01.14} Those unconfronted fears. |

How they consume!


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{BVS_041_02.01} BUT AS FOR HOW The Slayer-turned-vampire

{BVS_041_02.02} destroyed the "virus" nine-tenths of the way --

{BVS_041_02.03} empowering the Coma Boy to sire

{BVS_041_02.04} his own recovery . . . Well, now, OK . . .

 
{BVS_041_02.05} . . . BUT. WHAT the Hellmouth was THAT s'posed to be?

{BVS_041_02.06} A THEME that we can beat our fears with help

{BVS_041_02.07} of super-hero others? That's the key! {SARCASM WARNING}

{BVS_041_02.08} You need a big dog's bark, not your weak whelp.

 
{BVS_041_02.09} Just leave it to the experts who can fight.

{BVS_041_02.10} And when they've brought your problem close to death --

{BVS_041_02.11} lays whipped down on the floor 'bout your knee height --

{BVS_041_02.12} THEN you can rip its face on its last breath.

 
{BVS_041_02.13} Good Lord! Yes surely, it's the Buffy show.

{BVS_041_02.14} But metaphoric'lly, NIGHTMARES ranked low.

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