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Janaisa Grubbs AP English Literature and Composition 05.04 A Son's Plea: 'Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night' Mrs. C. Lawrence { 05.04 A Son's Plea: 'Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night' } Directions: 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? In Dylan Thomas’ poem “Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night” Thomas uses the poetic structure villanelle, to convey meaning, purpose, and tone through the most important theme of the poem, death. With the use of villanelle Thomas only uses two rhyming sounds throughout the entire poem as a function of creating the repetitional haunting sound and an urgent tone to his father to fight death and do not allow it to consume him. The structure of the poem influences meaning to the poem as there is a shift in tone from urgent, comforting, pleading, disappearance, and even anger, as time passes and he is thinking of all of the what if’s and how things can and could have gone up until this point. In the first stanza lines 1 and 2 and 5-6 Thomas opens the poem with “Do not

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