A Son's Plea - Desiree Jones AP English Literature and Composition A Sons Plea\"Do not go gentle into that good night by Dylan Thomas is a poem

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Desiree’ Jones January 21, 2016 AP English Literature and Composition A Son’s Plea "Do not go gentle into that good night" by Dylan Thomas is a poem discussing the end of life. Dylan Thomas developed this particular poem while experiencing his father's life ending. The image of death is revealed through a son’s words and emotions about his father’s fight against the darkness known as death. Thomas’s creative use of clever words, each given a deeper meaning than its original connotation, expresses imagery. The tone of the poem is one of despair and gloom. Dylan Thomas uses the words "night (1.1)" and "dark (2.1)" describe the father’s. The son’s declaration, "Rage, rage against the dying of the light (1.3)" brings emphasis upon the feeling that death is unpleasant for the son as well as the father. He speaks of "wise men (2.1)", "good men (3.1)", "wild men (4.1)" and "grave men (5.1)" all coming to their death without any hope of life continuing, these words are meant to reveal to the reader that everyone’s life will come to an end, as the father in the poem.

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