Poetry Paper.pdf - \u200b Avanisian 1 English 102 Critical Thinking\/Literature 3 May 2020 Poetry Paper Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night\u200b by Dylan

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Avanisian 1 English 102: Critical Thinking/Literature 3 May 2020 Poetry Paper Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night by Dylan Thomas is a villanelle poem that deals with people's perception of life and how they experience it. The poem is dedicated to his father who suffered from an illness and was on his deathbed. The four groups of men that the poet speaks about are meant to symbolize that there is a reason to live, you shouldn’t take it for granted. Throughout the poem, the author tells people “Do not go gentle into that good night. / Rage, rage against the dying of the light” (Thomas, 18). He wants people to pass by trying their hardest to survive or do something with their lives. If you go out with nothing truly accomplished, did you live your life to its fullest? At first read, you would not be able to fully grasp what the poet talks about. The poem has five tercets and one quatrain. In the first tercet, there’s an understanding of life and death that one should have etched inside of their brain, almost like an inspirational quote. The speaker says “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” (Thomas, 1-3). The words “Good night” are a metaphor for

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