5.04 A Son's Plea.docx - There is an art form in being able to portray emotion and ideas from just the structure of a poem Dylan Thomas presents this

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There is an art form in being able to portray emotion and ideas from just the structure of a poem. Dylan Thomas presents this skillful art form in his thought provoking poem, “Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night”. Through the structure of a nineteen line villanelle, which heavily focuses on repetition, Thomas is able to convey emotions that vary from stanza to stanza as he pleads to his father to fight death. This structured poem presents tone in such a way that allows for the readers to grasp the true theme that Thomas hoped to portray: Although death is inevitable, there should still be a fight to ward off the submission to the afterlife. The use of repetition in the villanelle structure of Thomas' poem allows the reader to connect with the speaker's words and understand the theme. This first emerges with the phrase, “Do not go gentle into that good night” which appears in all but two stanzas. This phrase creates an urgency as it is repeated throughout the poem. This is because we don’t normally see

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