A Sonu2019s Plea Do Not Go Gentle into That Good...

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Mika Zembic Shafer AP Lit A Son’s Plea: “Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night” In “Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night” by Dylan Thomas, the poet uses the structure of a villanelle to emphasize and influence the meaning of the piece. In this particular poem, Thomas takes on a more serious subject, uncharacteristic of many other villanelles. However, the form and function complement each other expounds a haunting tone as the author speaks of coming to terms with his father’s death. With the simplistic rhyme scheme ,Thomas is able to produce a simplified and less lyrical poem indicating a grim mood. Each rhyming phrase also is very simple and carries a solemn connotation such as, “grieved it on its way”(11) and “dying of the light” (19). The rhyming of such emotionally charged words allows for the tone of the poem to be expressed even further to the reader. The repetition of the title “do not go gentle into that good night” (1)

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