Final Paper Intro to Lit 2016 - Tone in Literature 1 Do Not Go Gentle Jeramiah Jones ENG125 Introduction to Literature(PTH1604G Instructor Parks

Final Paper Intro to Lit 2016 - Tone in Literature 1 Do Not...

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Tone in Literature 1Do Not Go Gentle… Jeramiah Jones ENG125: Introduction to Literature (PTH1604G)Instructor Parks February 8, 2016
Tone in Literature 2Do Not Go GentlePoetry grants an author the ability to express his/her emotions, thoughts, and feelings in aconcise, compressed fashion. Every poem has its own tone, and conveying the author’s emotion through that tone is critical to the story being told; this could be the difference between the audience understanding the message the poem is trying to reveal, or missing the point entirely. Tone in any literary work has the ability to elevate the audience’s mood, or leave a cumbersome feeling long after one has finished reading. Dylan Thomas’s 1951 villanelle “Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night” is comprised of only 19 lines. All 19 of those lines are chocked-full of unrelenting emotion, and help to demonstrate how Thomas uses tone to show the intensity, strength, and power of familial bonds, and what those bonds meant to him in life and death. Clugston (2014) states “By purposefully arranging word sounds and visual images, poets fire up feelings and create a powerful emotional awareness that encourages thought.” He goes onto say “every writer develops a particular tone in each work that conveys a specific attitude toward the subject presented, further deepening emotional responses. All of these techniques contribute to creating our initial, emotional response to literature” (Clugston, 2014). “Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night” is an impassioned poem that pertains to the loss of Thomas’s father. The tone is somber; combining anger, madness, frustration, love, determination, passion,

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