The Toni Morrison Dreams Discussion Questions

Elizabeth Alexander
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Keep a dream book for several weeks, then take story lines and images from the recorded dreams to make up some poems. Read these poems to your classmates and invite them to analyze the poems' meanings.

Research Sigmund Freud's book The Interpretation of Dreams (1900) in order to learn about Freud's theories concerning the subconscious and how dreams contain symbols and imagery that may be interpreted as revealing the dreamer's psychological makeup and may then be used for creative work. Then write a short story about a person who has high dream recall and finds the answers to his or her daytime problems by paying attention to the recalled dreams.

Attend a literary conference held by a local college or university and observe the key note speaker's behavior and body language as you listen to their presentation. Then write a character study of that speaker, selecting details...

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