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Written by John Berryman, The Dream Songs is a compilation of numerous eighteen-line poems each of three stanzas. It follows the narrator named Henry who is similar to Berryman in many aspects like looks, early life but it was made clear by the poet that they are different. The narrator expresses personal grief as he lost many of the known people and also social problems like the ongoing Vietnam War and racial havoc. One of the best poetry books of all time.
What makes this book stand out?
The work has been described as unique and out-of-the-box by various critics, these poems are excellent in terms of storytelling.
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This book is a lyrical collection, and each poem is inspired from the everyday incident. The writing style is outstanding and intriguing, etching emotion in every stanza.
Don't read it for
It may challenge some readers because of its tough to comprehend structure and narrative.