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Sonnetizing BtVS episode #10 "NIGHTMARES" (for Tea Time in L.A. #21) Sonnets #40-41


Rhetorical Verse (in Shakespearean sonnet form) about BtVS#10 "Nightmares"
Posted by: forensicpopouri - Apr 14, 2002, 8:42 AM

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DREAMER ZERO - "Metaphoricalizing" NIGHTMARES (BtVS#10)
rhetorical verse in Shakespearean sonnet form


(1) AN EPIDEMIC STARTS with patient one.

That first spreads its contagion in a ring

expanding ever outward 'till it's run

its deadly course, whatever that might bring.


In NIGHTMARES, somehow one boy's coma'd dreams

in context of the Hellmouth's viral field

expanded with no help from Big-Bad schemes

until the fate of Sunnydale seemed sealed.


A strange infraction in the Buffyverse

that supernat'ral lawyers can't defend.

A mix of metaphors as dreams converse

in Babble-istic fashion that might end . . .


. . . in one cacophony of lucid doom.

Those unconfronted fears. How they consume!



(2) BUT as for how The Slayer-turned-vampire

destroyed the "virus" nine-tenths of the way --

empowering the Coma Boy to sire

his own recovery . . . Well, now, OK . . .


. . . BUT. What the Hellmouth was that s'posed to be?

A theme that we can beat our fears with help

of super-hero others. That's the key. (SARCASM WARNING)

You need a big dog's bark, not your weak whelp.


Just leave it to the experts who can fight.

And when they've brought your problem close to death --

lays whipped down on the floor 'bout your knee height --

then you can rip its face on its last breath.


Good Lord! Yes surely, it's the Buffy show.

But metaphoric'lly, NIGHTMARES ranked low.


you speak



Responses


Hi HW . . . please leave messages to FP on the corkboard . . . or I won't find them <smile>
Posted by: forensicpopouri - Apr 14, 2002, 8:34 PM 1 of 2

<smile>
I look for messages on each days CORKBOARD.
Today's is tid=68941

Each day's new CORKBOARD appears at 4:00 PM Bronze time at
the top of the threaded topics.

P.S. I don't look in the FAQ & INDEX for messages either. <smile>

LATER.

P.P.S.
I have no answer for your question at this time . . .
and if I did I would post it on the CORKBOARD. <smile>

POOF



Hi FP
Posted by: holywater - Apr 14, 2002, 9:10 AM 2 of 2

...I know I'm risking extreme ridicule from Mister Verschip, but do u know wot character get strapped naked to a wheel in the Tempest??

Ta




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