ARTICLE ON SLEEP POEM:

INTRODUCTION:


Sleep is a vital, often neglected, component of every person’s overall health and well-being. Sleep is important because it enables the body to repair and be fit and ready for another day. Getting adequate rest may also help prevent excess weight gain, heart disease, and increased illness duration.The poet is affected when the wind has brought the rain again as it is now splashing into the house through the broken windows.


CONTENT:
“To Sleep” is a poem by William Wordsworth. Here, the speaker is someone who suffers from insomnia. He lies sleepless all night, wanting to be able to sleep, but he cannot. He imagines a flock of sheep leisurely passing by, one after one.The poet sees all of the above while he lay awake in his bed, unable to sleep. b. The poet is trying to fall sleep by imagining all the different sounds that nature enriches the world with.


THEME:


The poem is about the power of sleep to restore the sleeper. The speaker clearly feels that human beings cannot tolerate too much consciousness and need periods of ‘forgetfulness divine’ when the soul can be protected from the troubling thoughts which lurk beneath the surface of conscious thought.
The poet William Wordsworth addressed Sleep as a mother in his poem ‘To Sleep’ because he was suffering from insomnia, he was unable to take the blessing of the morning. In our life mother is like our positive vibes, as well as morning comes in our life as fresh thoughts and joyous health.The poet couldn’t sleep for three nights because sleep was running away from him. … Many of us can identify with Wordsworth’s experience of being sleepless the whole night as they are stressed out by the pressures of life and so they cannot fall asleep until the birds twitter their dawn chorus.In Macbeth, sleep symbolizes clear conscience, peace, and innocence. Sleep is vital when it comes to good health and well-being of characters. Sleep is a significant symbol in the play because it tells us more about the inner state of characters.


SLEEP IMPORTANT:


This sonnet by one of the leading second-generation Romantic poets addresses sleep as a ‘soft embalmer of the still midnight’. Sleep allows us to escape from what A. E. Housman referred to as the sour taste of ‘all I ever did’, when one’s conscience begins to prick us, keeping us awake.


BENEFITS OF SLEEP:


The Benefits of Getting a Full Night’s Sleep
Sleep Can Boost Your Immune System. …
Gaining Zzz’s Can Help Prevent Weight Gain. …
Sleep Can Strengthen Your Heart. …
Better Sleep = Better Mood. …
Sleeping Can Increase Productivity. …
Lack of Sleep Can Be Dangerous. …
Sleep Can Increase Exercise Performance. …
Sleep Improves Memory.


CONCLUSION:


However, symbolically the word “sleep” suggests death and darkness. Hence, this line refers to a long journey ahead before the speaker could go to eternal sleep of death, or it simply proposes that the speaker has many responsibilities to fulfill before sleeping or dying.
“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” –
“I want to be like a caterpillar: eat a lot, sleep for a while, wake up beautiful.” –
“What hath night to do with sleep?” – …

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