Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night By Dylan Thomas

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Carry Through As mentioned by Dylan Thomas in the poem “Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night”, he states that a person should fight death. With information about his father dying breath, Thomas encourages his father to fight death and to keep the will to live. Also informing the reader about other men and how they cope with their own deaths. One possible interpretation of this poem is that everyone should live their life to the fullest with no regrets. With many people passing away without achieving their dreams, Thomas expresses in his poem to live life to the fullest, to “not go gentle into that good night.” Dylan Thomas was born on October 27, 1914 in Swansea, South Wales. Thomas enrolled at Swansea Grammar School where his first…show more content…
“A chance to leave behind something more vibrant than a cold slab,” quoted by Alastair Paulin, where he supports Thomas and his way of impacting those around us before leaving this world. (Paulin, 1). With the stanza also talking about how the old age men lost their opportunity to make a change from a young age. Thomas also uses repetition throughout his poem to enforce his possible interpretation to live the remaining life to the fullest. With phrases like “Do not go gentle into that good night,” and “Rage, rage against the dying of the light.” With such phrases Thomas hopes to bring light to his dying father. “And you, my father, there on the sad height,/ Curse, 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.” With a possible meaning to curse the inevitable death but also bless him with his remaining tears. Thomas loves his father and that he does not want him to leave without achieving the things he wanted to do. Where Thomas shows his father struggling to survive and that he too is struggling in a familial way because of his fathers sickness. Thomas uses his strong and passionate tone to intensify the meaning of the essay. With words such as “rage” and “do not.” This further expresses his want to impact his father in fighting for his death. It may also interpret the meaning of self-harm. With the passing of his
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