Why Is Death Be Not Proud Poem Analysis

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In Dylan Thomas “Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night”, the poet focuses on his dying father, pleading him to fight his demise as he still got more to live for. The use of repetitions, strong metaphors, deep imagery, figurative language and villanelle rhyme scheme elevates the poem to an elegy.

In the first stanza and throughout the poem Thomas refers to death as “good night” and life as “light” indicating a man’s existence as daytime making the sunset the approach of his doom. Also emphasizing his idea of fighting death in every stanza by repeating the line “Rage, rage against the dying of the light”

In the next four stanzas Thomas tells us about the four types of men who refuse to surrender to death. Firstly, he refers to wise men who
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It has fourteen lines with the rhyme scheme ABBAABBACDDCAE. The last line is unrhymed essentially to attract regard for the last word. "Die". That is essentially what the whole ballad is about and Donne utilizes his rhyme structure to bring our regard for it. The idea of the poem revolves around how he thinks that death is not frightening as people think and they shouldn’t be afraid of it.

The core idea of the poem is shown in the first four lines, Donne personifies death and talks about how he is so arrogant thinking that he has power over everyone, also stating that people should not think of him as the one that has mighty powers over them, he then challenges and pities him using the word “poor” as he thinks that death cannot kill him, this is shown in the fourth line “Die not, poor Death, nor yet canst thou kill me”

In the next quatrain, Donne compares death to “rest” and “sleep” which only gives “pleasure” to maybe be invited or thanked instead of dreaded as it is the foundation of easing from all the agony in the world and where the casualties of death get “rest of their
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