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Zianiyiaa McClendon 4/20/2018 Assignment 3 Illiteracy Analysis “Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night” “Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night” is a poem written by Dylan Thomas and published in 1951 also known as the famous poetic form named villanelle. Dylan opens the poem with this phrase, saying, “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.” Dylan Thomas’s Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night “Thomas utilizes the lyric to address his diminishing father, regretting his dad's loss of wellbeing and strength, and urging him to stick to life. He trusts that the individuals who cry have not indicated much luxury throughout everyday life. Eventually, if they can survive longer, they would have the capacity to make more progress. The meaning of this sonnet is struggling to survive and live if you can in the face of death, even if it means suffering. Lines 1-3 “Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night”, “Old age should be burn”, “Rage, rage against the dying of the light”. The first line is used as a metaphor good night referring to death. He thinks old men shouldn't die peacefully instead die in fire. This is giving the reader anger, power, and frustration. In these first three lines alliteration takes part. Strong n sounds with night and not and strong g sounds with go and well. The reader would read this part different from the other lines. Line 3 repetition is used with the word rage in the beginning until you get to the end of the line hearing similar vowel sounds in the middle of dying and light which makes it assonance. As the reader read they will hear an echo in their head as if they were

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