Your father worried about being late to work. So, he used you first.
2. What is your worth?
Your father bought you for ten dollars. To you, I am more like a hundred dollars. It is because I have the one button for snooze and light, depending on what mode I am in. If I am in normal mode, meaning the alarm is not ringing, I light up the whole face. If I am in ringing mode, I delay the alarm by nine minutes, letting you sleep longer.
3. What is the surface meaning of you?
The surface meaning of me is an object or device meant to wake sleepers up at a specific time that they set.
4. How did I get you?
You got the alarm clock from your father. Your father handed it down to you because he bought a new one for himself.
5. How you and my dad are related to each other?
They are part of your life. You can rely on us when I need something to wake me up in the morning.
6. How can the second hand move itself around in circles? It does not have legs.
I am made of many moving parts. The moving parts are power source, wheel train, escapement, and oscillator. In the power source, either a mainspring or a weight suspended from a cord wrapped around a trolley. Wheel train is a gear train that transmits the force of the power source to the escapement. Escapement is a mechanism that allows the wheel train to advance, or escape, a fixed amount with each swing of the balance wheel or pendulum. Oscillator swings back and forth, with a precisely constant time interval between each swing, called the beat
7. What is the symbolism of you?
The symbolism of me is a reminder of our limitations. These may be reflections of actual problems, symbolic of poor time management, or completely conceptual. This alarm clock could appear in the dreams of someone who perceives their time on earth as "growing short."
8. How do you view time?
I view time as a precious commodity that seems impossible to acquire sufficiently.
9. How can you be used as a dream recall for people?
You can be used as a dream recall. Studies indicate that REM takes place with regularity about every ninety minutes through sleeping time. Dream recall is heightened from 20% to 70% or more when patients are awakened during dream time. By setting your alarm clock to go off either six hours or seven-and-one-half hours after going to sleep, it is likely you will have more vivid dream recall.
10. Are you a hopeful or a fearful one?
It depends on a specific person. For you, you are a hopeful one. I am successful in helping you and everyone waking up on time.
Allen is a student at California State University, Northridge. I like to draw interesting things as well as writing them out.