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"Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night"

Summary: In his poem "Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night," written during the last illness of his father's life, Dylan Thomas delivers a powerful message about the flight and passage of death as told by a son. Through his use of cunning words, image, and tone, Thomas expresses his struggle to find an absolution to his pain and depression through refusing to give up hope and pleading with his father to fight to live.
"Do not go gentle into that good night" by Dylan Thomas is a poem about death. Dylan Thomas wrote this poem during the last illness of his father's life. The author creates an image of death with the use of the sons pleading words asking his father to fight against the darkness that is taking over and leading him into the afterlife. Dylan Thomas meticulously creates an image of death through the use of cunning words and by giving each word a deeper significance than its literal connotation.

The author uses the image of death in every paragraph of the poem. It is one of despair and gloom. Dylan Thomas uses the words "night (1.1)" and "dark (2.1)" to describe the certain outcome of the father. Thomas declares "Rage, rage against the dying of the light (1.3)" to generate the feeling that death is unpleasant...

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