Aljabban 1Abdullah AljabbanProfessor: Mr. GiordanoENC 110210-06-2019Literary Analysis of Poem “Do Not Go Gentle into that Night”“Do Not Go Gentle into that Night” is a poem writtenin the villanelle from by the DylanThomas and was published in In Country Sleep,a collection of six poems. Thomas had writtenthis poem after his father died and this poem explores various themes like death, life and aging.This essay deals with the prominent themes and arguments of the poem to have a fullunderstanding of the points put forward by the poet.One of the most prominent of themes of the poem is the theme of life and death that hasbeen explored by the metaphor of light and darkness. Here, in DoNot Go Gentle into that Night,“good night” refers to death because the long sleep of the night is associated by the long sleep ofthe that comes with death. The poet further juxtaposes darkness with light which symbolizes thelight of life since light is opposite to darkness or night. So, the poet in his poem urges everyoneto not go easy on death and to fight death in every possible way.