05.04PoemAnalysis - Poem Analysis In the poem Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night Thomas uses villanelle form to influence the meaning of the poem

05.04PoemAnalysis - Poem Analysis In the poem Do Not Go...

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Poem Analysis In the poem, “Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night,” Thomas uses villanelle form to influence the meaning of the poem. This villanelle poem is based on the element of death and saying goodbye from ancient French writers, who often used villanelle form to describe light. Thomas makes a deliberate choice when he creates his poem on death in the form of a villanelle. The form assists Thomas' words to function in creating meaning, purpose, and tone. Thomas uses a villanelle, a fixed form consisting of 19 lines divided into five stanzas of three lines each, and closing with a stanza of four lines. This form includes a repeating refrain and a rhyme scheme depending on only two rhyming sounds throughout the poem. Thomas repeats limited rhyming sounds and the line "Do not go gentle into that good night" to create meaning. The function of these lines is the creation of a haunting sound and tone appropriate to the subject of death. Thomas uses different elements in his structure to give the poem better meaning and to

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