Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night Analysis

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“Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night” by Dylan Thomas is a villanelle poem that consists of five stanzas with three lines and the last stanza with four lines. The first and third lines are alternating repeated in other stanza of this poem. In this poem, the poet uses the descriptive language to show certain emotions and how it builds up the poet’s state of mind. This poem portrays the idea of fighting against odds and resisting the death which gives an insight into the mind of a person who is courageous and encourages his father to fight against death. The poet uses the descriptive language to create an image of complete resistance to death. In the first line of the first stanza, the poet seems to feel very determined by directly proposing that one should not accept their fate easily. He kept urging the elders to keep moving and not to give up their life easily. It is very confused as he used the words “gentle” and “good” to describe “night” but he urged people not to go into that “good night”. Night can be used in connection to darkness as at night there was no light and everywhere is dark. Beside, night is also the end of the day. It symbolizes death. In the second line of the first stanza, the choice of words “burn” and “rave” were used to show the anger and passion when they faced the death so that they could fight for every last breath. In the third line of the first stanza, the word “rage” was a very strong verb to describe the old people as the word “rage”
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