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Good Night Figurative Language

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The figurative language both of the poets use shows a difference in their views of death; one poet uses figurative language to fight against death, while the other uses figurative language to show that death is unavoidable. In “Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night” Thomas describes death as something that can be fought when he says “Rage. Rage against the dying of the light.” He uses figurative language because when he says “The light” he is referring to life. In “The Charge of The Light Brigade” Tennyson describes death as something that is unavoidable when he says “Theirs not to make reply, Theirs not to reason why, Theirs but to do and die. “. The way I understand this excerpt is that he’s saying there’s nothing they can
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