“Dreams Of Suicide” by William Meredith
Compose an essay about “Dreams Of Suicide” by William Meredith of 750 words and 5 or more paragraphs in which you offer your interpretation of a literary element (such as theme, imagery, symbolism, or characterization)
Theme of “Dreams of Suicide”
The poem “Dreams of Suicide” by William Meredith explores the theme of suicide. The speaker of the poem is haunted by dreams of suicide, and they struggle to understand why they have these dreams. They wonder if the dreams are a sign that they are truly suicidal, or if they are simply a way of coping with the pain of living.
The poem begins with the speaker describing their dreams:
I have dreamed of killing myself A hundred times or more, And always in a different way.