05.04 A Song's Plea_ _ Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night_ - 5.04 A Son's Plea\"Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night In writing villanelles were

05.04 A Song's Plea_ _ Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night_

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5.04 A Son's Plea: "Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night" In writing, villanelles were typically used to describe light topics before more artists started to transition into deeper subjects. Dylan Thomas was one of the first modern artists to use the villanelle format to discuss more serious topics. Unlike most modern artists, his works were more centered around life and death than social issues. Thomas wrote “Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night in 1947 while traveling with family. This poem acknowledges death and its inevitability and it is one of his most famous works. In “Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night”, Thomas utilizes the quatrain, repetition of the refrain, and a/b rhymes to show that you can not cheat death but you can choose how you face it. “Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night” is a poem about a son begging his aging father to fight against his death. Thomas uses the quatrain to show his purpose for writing the poem. When Thomas says, “And you, my father, there on the sad height, Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray.”, it shows that his motivation behind writing the poem was because

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