Wise men know that death is an inevitable factor and that it must happen as

Wise men know that death is an inevitable factor and

This preview shows page 4 - 8 out of 15 pages.

Wise men know that death is an inevitable factor and that it must happen as shown by the word “ right Subjects the reader from the beginning to believe that what is about to be said, is about to contradicted. . (2) (2) Thomas’ advice is repeated once again, as a reminder to his father. Could be interpreted as that Thomas’ father is hard of hearing or too old too remember his son’s advice. This represents the actions, speeches or warnings that men of wisdom have bore upon the people in the world. The first kind of men that Thomas speaks about.
Second Stanza Summary In this stanza, Thomas is trying to conclude that wise men are the people that are aware that “ dark is right” . Dark is another metaphor for death. However he concludes that the reason these men do not resist death gently is because they have not truly completed what they felt they could have achieved in life with their “ words ”. The term words refers to their actual words of wisdom or knowledge that they had wished to pass on. The expression “forked no lightning ” can be interpreted in many ways. It can be seen as a way of describing how little effect their wise men’s words have had on the people of the world unlike lightning, which when it strikes, leaves a mark. So in conclusion “ their words forked no lightning” means that the wise men failed to leave their mark in the world with their knowledge and this is why they “ do not go gentle into that good night ”( resist death) “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.”
Third Stanza “Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay, Rage, rage against the dying of the light.” The second type of men Connotations of the sea are presented here. Thomas could be saying that these men are about to crash like waves on the shore where they meet death. This means the ocean. In this context, Thomas describes the world as a sea, and the colour green is significant as it refers to all the living things that exist in the sea such as plants. Frail shows that their whatever they have already done has not been enough to make a difference Theme of light and darkness again represented here. (3) (3) The last line of the first stanza is repeated once more. Thomas is trying to say that true goodness of human nature is determined by those who continue to fight against the inevitable outcome of death. This could be a reference to the movement patterns of the waves. Since the waves symbolize the nest generation of people in the world, the word danced is used to describe the people’s actions The men regret now what they could have done and what they failed to do.
Third Stanza Summary In this stanza, Thomas shows that even good men will battle against death. There is a lot of imagery of the sea in this stanza . What Thomas is trying to conclude in this stanza is that the last generation of good

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture