poetry interpretation of a dream within a dream

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i am trying to do an interpretation of poe's poem "a dream within a dream" but am having some difficulties.. i would like other people's opinions on what they think it means and the metaphore behind holding the grains of sand. thank you

-- Anonymous, April 27, 2000


the grains of sand are his loved ones and the dream within a dream is when the pain gets so great it feels as you float out of your body and seem to watch from a distance as if yet not alive anymore to do anything about it,withen another dream again , the grains representing his loved ones falling from his grasp

-- Anonymous, May 02, 2000

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