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Melanie Ortiz Period 104/09/18Do not go gentle into that good night – CRJ1.Structure: Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night is a villanelle, a form of poem that has 19 lines. The first and third lines of the first stanza are used alternately as the last lines of the remaining stanzas, except for the last one, where both are used together as a rhyming couplet, making that stanza into four lines rather than three. The middle lines of all the stanzas also rhyme with each other, so the poem follows the rhyme scheme ABA ABA ABA ABA ABA ABAA.2.Title: This poem was left untitled by Dylan Thomas so it is referred to by its first line. The title tells the readers what the speaker is trying to convey to the audience, that he does not want someone to except death and go gently.3.Summary: Stanzas two through five introduce four kinds of men: wise men, good men, wild men, and grave men. Wise men understand that death is inevitable ("know dark is right"), but knowing this doesn't make death any easier. Wild men live carefree lives and learn too late that they're not immune to death. Good men cry because they weren't able

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