Asma Darwish Albloushi

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Dylan Thomas (1914-1953)

Do not go gentle into that good night

 

Dylan Thomas was born in Swansea, Wales on October 27, 1914. During his lifetime, he wrote many great poems, includes "Fern Hill", "The Hunchback in the park" and "Do not Go Gentle into That Good Night" which is one of the most popular and easily accessible poems.

He is also famous for writing the Play for voices Under Milk Wood and the collection of stories, portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog. He was a poet of considerable reputation for twenty years .He famously drank himself to death at the age of 39 and left behind some of the most celebrated poems after 20th century.

 

 

The speaker addressed this poem to his octogenarian father, whose eyesight and general health are failing. Thus, the speaker in his poem tried to convince his father to fight against imminent event death. He also addressed his father using "wise men"," good men", "wild men", or "serious" , "somber men" as examples to illustrate the same massage .This poem implies that one should not die without fighting for one's life .

 

Themes:

- Death

- Grief

 

Figure of speech:

 Metaphor: Good night compared to death

Simile: blind eyes could blaze lime meteors

Oxymoron: blinding sight.

Personification: frail deeds might have danced.

 

Rhyme:

In this poem, the rhyme scheme  is aba and abaa.

 

Tone:

The tone in this poem is very serious.