AP Literature_ 5.04 A Son's Plea_ %22Do No Go Gentle Into That Good Night%22.pdf

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Rebecca Voss Mrs. Terpstra AP English Literature and Composition 02/01/2021 Form and Function Dylan Thomas crafted, Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night, about not going quietly; or not dying without a fight. Thomas uses the form villanelle - most commonly used in satire - in his poem. However, Thomas used the villanelle form to describe death, which changed how readers interpret his work. The use of villanelle helped him convey death as something gentle, instead of the typical description of something to be feared; it allowed Thomas to keep his readers focused on his main theme and also include important side information. The narrator of this poem, tells readers that men at the end of their lives should resist death as long as possible. The narrator says they should leave kicking and screaming because they have to die. Closer to the end of the poem, the narrator reveals that he feels this way about death because his father is dying. The form villanelle requires fixed lines of nineteen sentences - five stanzas, three lines each with a final stanza of four lines - while rhyming. The function of the

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