positive when approaching death even if something such as blindness is working

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positive when approaching death, even if something such as blindness is working against you. The reference to meteors especially supports Thomas’s argument to rage against death, because it is essentially saying to “go out with a bang”. This stanza ends with the repeated line of “rage, rage against the dying of the light”. The repetition of this line draws attention to the fact that Thomas is saying that no matter if you have had a large impact on the world or are physically weak, two opposite ends of the spectrum, everyone should fight against death. Thomas uses these different examples of men who fought death to appeal to their pride and bravery and set the standard for others to follow.The final stanza of “Do not go gentle into that good night” differs from the others in that it has four lines. The structure of this poem is a villanelle, which is a poem with repeating lines and refrains, containing an overall natural melody. There is typically a rhyming couplet at the end of the poem, which is evident in Thomas’s sixth stanza: And you, my father, there on the sad heightCurse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray.Do not go gentle into that good night.Rage, rage against the dying of the light. The words “height”, “night”, and “light” depict the main paradox of the poem. In line 16, the “sad height” is referring to Thomas’s father being on the verge of death. The progression of these rhymes, “night” then “light”, signify the choice that the father can make, to fight death and go into the night, or to push for another day of light. This stanza is especially important to Thomas’s argument. After he has described a few strong-willed men who have fought
Watsondeath in the previous stanzas, he then turns toward a current situation close to him, his father. In this stanza, Thomas is asking his father to cry passionately and to fight against theinevitable death, mentioning the two repeated lines. Although his father’s death will be heartbreaking, if he is able to battle against death, he will go out heroically.

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