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Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night by Dylan Thomas

Chanelle Maiato & Stephanie Bellotto
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Transcript of Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night by Dylan Thomas

Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night Poem Theme of Death Hamlet Hamlets father

Hamlet's father's life had a lot of meaning to it, which is assumed because his father was the King and a brave soldier.

theme of death

Character's in the play's life experiences Dylan Thomas Dylan Marlais Thomas was born on October 27th, 1914 and died November 9th 1953. At 16 years old he became a journalist. He than became a poet and a writer. Modernism and neo-romanticism were his two literary movements. Thomas' verbal style played against strict verse forms especially in the poem "Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night". Thomas was really influenced by the Bible, Welsh folklore, preaching and Sigmund Freud. Literary Devices Do not go into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men, who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

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. "Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night" has many literary devices. In the poem, light and night are used as metaphors. Light is representing life and night is representing death. Alliteration is used when the speaker says "rage,rage" "go gentle into that good night". "Their words had forked no lightning" the speaker is using hyperbole because they are exaggerating the fact that their words have no meaning. "Blazed like meteors" blazed are being compared to meteors and explaining the appearance of the meteor which is a similie. Personification is used when the speaker says "dying of the light". Realistically, a light cannot die. Theme; Family One of the themes in the poem is family. The speaker is a son who is speaking to his dying father. This shows the power and intensity of many family bonds. In many situations, the father is the one who would give the son advice to help him stay strong and give him confidence. In Hamlet, his fathers ghost came back to Hamlet and spoke to him, giving him advice and trying to help him be okay. In the poem, the roles are reversed, it is the son who is giving his father advice and trying to give him encouragement when he is weak. Questions 1. The speaker in the poem is a son. He is speaking to his dying father. The son is trying to convince him to become stronger and not leave his life yet. He tries to help encourage him because he does not want his father to feel discouraged and feel hopeless because of the fact that he is weak and he is an elderly man.
2. 4 groups of men: In the first paragraph, he talks about one group of men called the wise men. They know death is a natural part of life.The second paragraph talks about a group of men called the good men. These people want to leave their lives knowing that they have made a difference in the world. The third paragraph talks about the group of men called the wild men. This group is a group of people who have wasted their time on something they could not catch or do. The last paragraph talks about the grave men. These groups of men are a group of people who are saddened about death. "do not go gentle into that good night
"rage, rage against the dying of the light
"wise men at their end know dark is right
"Good men, the last wave..
"the sun in flight/And learn, too late...
"Grave men, near death Written By: Dylan Thomas Haroun And The Sea of Stories Questions: 4a) "Do not go gentle into that good night"(1,18)
"Rage, rage, against the dying of the light"(3,19)
b) The repetition has effects on the poem. The son is trying to convince his dying father to be stronger and have faith. He wants his dad to look back on his life and realize everything that he did and not give up so easily. - Rashid and Haroun's son and father bond
- they supported each other
-went through the journey together
- theme of family
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