Explain in humour and pathos in the essay “Dream Children-A Reverie” by Charles Lamb

Explain in humour and pathos in the essay “Dream Children-A Reverie” by Charles Lamb

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  1. Humour: In Charles Lamb’s essay “Dream Children: A Reverie,” he humorously recounts a dream in which he has two children, a boy and a girl, who he imagines are his own. He playfully muses about how the children would look, sound, and act, and how they would bring joy to his life. He imagines how they would play together and how he would watch them with a “pleasure ever new.”

    Pathos: Lamb also expresses a deep sense of regret and sadness throughout the essay. He realizes that, as a bachelor, he will never have children of his own, and this regret is palpable in his dream. He alludes to this regret when describing how he imagined the children “growing up to be a comfort to me in my age.” The sense of sadness is further amplified when he recounts how he would have to wake up from the dream and realize that the children were not real.

    Summary of Dream Children

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