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What does it mean when you dream about a joke?

Humor in a dream is a good indication of light-heartedness and release from the tension that may have surrounded some issue. There is, however, also a negative side of humor, such as when someone or something is derided as “a joke.”

References in classic literature ?
"Mind you, I'm telling you jest what HE said--things that were happening--things that were GOING to happen.
I remember them as if 'twas yesterday, though I didn't know jest what he meant.
How can the king have the heart to jest about a man who has rendered him so many and such great services?
as to the king," said Monk, "fear nothing, my dear Monsieur d'Artagnan; the king will not jest with Monk, I assure you!"
"Zounds!" says he, "I was but in jest with the fellow.
"Some years he jest travels, week in and week out, and it's always in heathen countries--Egypt and Asia and the Desert of Sarah, you know."
But dad's a mighty jest man; all the fleet says so."
Yer jest one little feller amongst a hull lot of others, and yeh've got to keep quiet an' do what they tell yeh.
why, I buys a gal, and if she's got a young un to be sold, I jest walks up and puts my fist to her face, and says,
She's turrible hard to get along with, an' kind o' heaves benefits at your head, same 's she would bricks; but they're benefits jest the same, an' mebbe it's your job to kind o' pay for 'em in good behavior.
"But you know the wise maxim your excellency, advising one to expect the worst," said the Austrian general, evidently wishing to have done with jests and to come to business.
He stood beside me, but did not venture to touch me or to speak for a few seconds; then, approaching a little nearer, he dropped on one knee - not in mock humility, but to bring himself nearer my level, and leaning his hand on the arm of the chair, he began in a low voice: 'It is all nonsense, Helen - a jest, a mere nothing - not worth a thought.