05.04 A Son's Plea- \"Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night\" - discuss how form meets function in Dylan Thomas\"Do Not Go Gentle into That

05.04 A Son's Plea- "Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night"

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discuss how form meets function in Dylan Thomas' "Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night." How does the structure of the poem influence meaning? Dylan Thomas’ “Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night” is a poem about not going quietly with death. The author uses the form of a villanelle, which is most commonly used for satire. The way Thomas used a villanelle to describe death changed the way the reader would interpret the reading at first glance. The use of a villanelle helped the author convey death as something not as scary, as it is usually told as, but as something gentle that a person must confront. The way he portrayed death and fighting it was like a boat crashing against the waves in open sea, battling towards shore; something beautiful yet daunting. The speaker of the poem tells the audience that old men at the end of their lives should resist death as strongly as they can. The speaker suggests that the old men should only leave this world kicking and screaming because they have to die. Near the end of the poem, the speaker

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