Essay on Biography of the Literary Works of Dylan Thomas

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"Drunk with melody, and what the words were, he cared not." This was a very common view among early commentators about Dylan Thomas (Cox 1). Thomas was a poet who was either loved or hated. It depended on the individual, and how they viewed his poetry. He was very famous for his poetry because it contained visions of life, aspects of birth and death, fear, grief, joy, and beauty. At a younger age, Thomas was a very violent poet. As he grew older, he spoke for all men greatly when he wrote. He wrote his poems referring to the qualities and sensations of life. The strength of feelings, which were expressed in his writings, gave many different impressions about Thomas’ attitudes toward religion and spirituality, relationships, and the …show more content…
The poem contained lines of great beauty, but descriptive in horror and suffering toward the redemption of man, after Crucifixion (Magill 54). This poem demonstrated the life and death paradox. It made clear that the person in the poem, resembled Christ who dies, along with humans who will also die. A critic stated that this poem was "absolute poetry," by a pattern of words and images. This certain critic saw Thomas begin his writing toward the economy more (Knepper 2885). Thomas was not successful in this poem because it was too packed and fragmentary. He did not communicate his suffering and hope into the poem (Magill 54).
"Over Sir John’s Hill" is another poem that Dylan wrote, but was enjoyed a lot more. To make this poem interesting, he used the technique of allegory. Allegory is when a character acts as more than one thing at a time. He does this by making an actor, act as a bird, who acts like a mortal man, who also acts as a immortal soul. The actor was three parts of three different stories, all in one tale. This poem also illustrates the legal system and religion. The birds and countryside played the role of human behavior. The Hill represented the Judge who sentenced humans to die. The bird was sentenced because it played too many tricks on other birds, in reality, other people. The Hawk acted as the executioner. The Heron in the poem, represented the church which ignored all the chaos around it (Knepper 2886). Thomas’

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