5_04 ap lit - Diandra Mathis AP Lit mod 5 05.04 A sons plea Do not go gentle into that good night In Dylan Thomas\"Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night

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Diandra Mathis AP Lit mod 5 05.04 A son’s plea: “Do not go gentle into that good night” In Dylan Thomas' "Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night” form and function repeatedly go hand in hand throughout the entirety of the poem. In the villanelle form, the alternating repeated sentences seem to convey different emotions in the different stanzas. The structure of the poem is significant as it gives way to the main idea that while death is the end of all life we must never allow death to take the energy of life from us. The nineteen-line lyric that consists of five tercets and a concluding quatrain serve as a guidance to his own father who is slowly deceasing. Notably, there is a major transition in the speaker’s perspectives from the first tercet to the second to essentially enhance the importance of sustaining life. Initially he states: “Old age should burn and rave at close of day” which discerns death as a force that should be reckoned with. The repeating metaphor of death reveals that the speaker feels as though death should be

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