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In a well-developed essay, discuss how form meets function in Dylan Thomas' "Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night." How does the structure of the poem influence meaning? Poems can be compared to puzzles in a way because the placement of each part is crucial to the final outcome as pieces of a puzzle must go in the correct spot in order for the picture to show up correctly. The repetition of certain phrases makes an emphasis on the meaning and advances the focus. Do not go gentle into that good night by Dylan Thomas has meaning with structure because of the placement of stanza and repetition of phrases. Upon the first glance at the poem, one can see that a pattern of some sort has been established. The first stanza begins with the name of the poem and ends with a phrase that continues throughout the poem. The opening of this is important to the structure because it opens the door for other options to be explored in the poem. After this stanza, Thomas talks about a good man, a wild man, and a grave man. Each with their own characteristics to being sent into their good night. The

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