Analysis Of Dylan Thomas And Elegy For My Father, Who Is Not Dead

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Whenever reading a poem you can never really understand what the poem is trying to portray. To understand the poem, most often it needs to be read multiple times. When reading any poem, paying close attention to the grammar and rhyme schemes plays an important part in the understanding. In this essay I will be comparing the poem writing by Dylan Thomas, “Do not go gentle into that good night” and Andrew Hudgins “Elegy for My Father, Who Is Not Dead”. These two poems can be found in our lecture book Thinking and Writing about Literature (T.W.L). Both poems focus on their fathers, as their lives come closer to their death. Even though both poems are centered around the death of their fathers, the poets have two different meanings of death.
Do not go gentle into that good night (pg268-269) To make an analysis of this poem I broke the poem up into stanzas instead of lines. The first stanza consists of lines 1-3. The first stanza tells the father to not give up and to keeping fighting. Thomas asks his father to not be so accepting to death but to put up a fight. He uses the would “rage” to encourage his father to be forceful and resistant to death. The second stanza, lines4-6, describes that wise men realize that death is approaching. Thomas makes these wise men sound knowledgeable. He makes it know these wise men do not just sit back and look death in the face, but they also fight. Lines 5 and 6, says that these men “they do not go gentle into the good night.” In the next

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