Kami Export - Do not go gentle into that good night.pdf - Structure This poem is considered a villanelle form which is popular in French poetry Do not

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Unformatted text preview: Structure: This poem is considered a villanelle form, which is popular in French poetry. Do not go gentle into that good night Theme: accept death in a positive way and live life to the fullest. Dylan Thomas - 1914-1953 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. Stanza 1: The speaker addresses an unknown listener. And the speaker is using night as a metaphor of death. The metaphor of death is repeated differently at the end of the lines highlights the importance of it. Though wise men at their end know dark is right, Because their words had forked no lightning they Do not go gentle into that good night. Stanza 2: The metaphor of death continues with death represented as "dark". The speaker talks about how clever people know that they're going to die soon, but doesn't simply accept it. Stanza 3: The speaker described to the men Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright that there is still so much things they can do. Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,However, death is in their way and the Rage, rage against the dying of the light. repetition of "rage" shows the anger. symbolism of sun= life Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight, And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way, Do not go gentle into that good night. Grave shows that their condition is serious. And shows how these men are close to death. Stanza 4: The speaker gives a new description of men- those who don't allow them to fade quietly into death. Also sun represents the beauty in life. Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay, Rage, rage against the dying of the light. And you, my father, there on the sad height, Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray. Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light. Stanza 5: In the stanza, it shows that there are still people fighting against death, even though they are close to death. Stanza 6: The speaker begs his father not to submit to death easily. He wants his father to fight against the death. Dylan Marlais Thomas, born October 27, 1914, in South Wales, was the archetypal Romantic poet of the popular American imagination ...
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