05.04 _Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night._.pdf - In...

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In today’s modern poetry, the content is often so focused on that the reader and even occasionally the author gets lost in portraying it through words and diction. These portions of poetry are the beginning of oversaturated poetry that overshadow a very important and originally essential characteristic of the art form. The Structure in "Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night" by Dylan Thomas, breaks up the poem into three line stanzas and strategically places repeated phrases to emphasize the necessity of living life to its fullest potential, especially when you are on your way out. An example of the three line stanza expressing meaning comes in the very first stanza as it reads, “Old age should burn and rave at close of day” (line 2 Thomas). This quote exemplifies the idea that you should continue to live your life until your last day on earth. The main message here is to take advantage of what is there for you before it’s gone forver. In essence, this stanza shows the positives in getting older and closer to your passing. Thomas is trying to express that,

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