Explain few things that the slave sees in his dream.  What do they tell about his homeland in “The Slave's Dream” by Longfellow?    


Freedom and power are further demonstrated in the image of a family and the warrior this king is.

Slaves were generally ripped away from their families. To have his "dark-eyed queen" and his children "clasp[ing] his neck," "kiss[ing] his cheeks," and "hold[ing] him by the hand," likely brought a relieving freedom unlike just being free from the slave-driver. Men love to protect and raise their families. This slave was robbed of that opportunity.

Power was further demonstrated in his ability to be a warrior:

At each leap he could feel his scabbard of steelĀ 
Smiting his stallion's flank.

Riding along, weapon in tow, this man felt the strength of being able to defend his family or his people, whatever the circumstance required. As a slave, this animal and weapon were stripped from him.

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