essay 2 poetics - Daniel Speicher English 200 Poetics Professor Dugan Essay#2 Question#4 Dylan Thomas wrote the villanelle form poem Do Not Go Gentle

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Daniel Speicher English 200 PoeticsProfessor DuganEssay #2 Question #4Dylan Thomas wrote the villanelle form poem “Do Not Go Gentle into That good Night” in 1951 during the final stages of illness of his father. It is said that variations of imagery such as light versus dark can be found throughout this poem. This statement is indeed deemed to be true. Thomas uses the form of this poem to compliment its imagery as well as to stress its meaning further. The imagery of light and dark can be looked at to represent life and death in this poem. Thomas uses numerous examples throughout this poem while incorporating the villanelle structure to display this meaning. One example of light representing life and dark representing death can be found in the first stanza of the poem, which states “Do not go gentle into that good night,Old age should burn and rave at close of day;Rage, rage against the dying of the light.” (Thomas)In other words the speaker is advising to the old man that he should not accept

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