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And Death Shall Have No Dominion

Poem By: Dylan Thomas Presentation By: Ashlyn Dittrick, Ben Reimer, Chelsea Neufeld, Ezra Toews
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Chelsea Neufeld

on 27 September 2012

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Transcript of And Death Shall Have No Dominion

And Death Shall Have No Dominion And death shall have no dominion.
Dead man naked they shall be one
With the man in the wind and the west moon;
When their bones are picked clean and the clean bones gone,
They shall have stars at elbow and foot;
Though they go mad they shall be sane,
Though they sink through the sea they shall rise again;
Though lovers be lost love shall not;
And death shall have no dominion. And death shall have no dominion.
Under the windings of the sea
They lying long shall not die windily;
Twisting on racks when sinews give way,
Strapped to a wheel, yet they shall not break;
Faith in their hands shall snap in two,
And the unicorn evils run them through;
Split all ends up they shan't crack;
And death shall have no dominion. And death shall have no dominion.
No more may gulls cry at their ears
Or waves break loud on the seashores;
Where blew a flower may a flower no more
Lift its head to the blows of the rain;
Though they be mad and dead as nails,
Heads of the characters hammer through daisies;
Break in the sun till the sun breaks down,
And death shall have no dominion. Reader Response the reader understands the poem is about death and being reborn through death
earthly feelings are not of the afterlife/death realm
whatever is wrong on earth death will correct, and make right (mad/sane, lost love/found, sink/rise... etc)
initially reader is sad because death is a heavy subject
the poem shines a positive light on death, giving the reader hope
death is not the be all end all
there are different perceptions of the poem
ultimately the poem suggests that death doesn't hold power over people, it is not in control of their life Influences Written 1933
Between WW1 and WW2 Although people die physically, their souls live forever.
Do not fear death because it isn't the end Theme Lyrical poem
This poem has three, nine line stanzas
There is no rhyme scheme
The rhythmical pattern is mostly iambic tetrameter Structure of the Poem The tone of the writer is hopeful and confident
" Though they sink through the sea they shall rise again; Though lovers be lost love shall not"
The mood of the poem may come across depressing, but is actually positive
" Twisting on racks when sinews give way, strapped to a wheel, yet they shall not break" Tone & Mood Time Period Life influences Welsh
His father was an English Professor
At 16 he became a freelance journalist
Lived amongst people who experienced war and death (WW1)
Became friends with many later famous people, including composers, painters, and artists.
Met Bert Trick who challenged him to write this poem at the age of 19. Theme Theme By Dylan Thomas Plot Stanza 1: Death strips away the humans' physical body and leaves the immortal soul
Stanza 2: Even through human suffering on Earth, the soul does not perish.
Stanza 3: Shifts focus to nature, cycle of rebirth and a new beginning Characters Stanza 1: Dead humans
Stanza 2: Humans being tortured & a unicorn (representing God)
Stanza 3: Seagulls, Flowers, and the Sun Setting Stanza 1: On earth, the skeletons of humans with their souls above resting among the stars.
Stanza 2: Under the sea and torture devices
Stanza 3: All of creation. Earth, water, sky. Word Choice and Figurative Language Discussion Questions Question 2:
Essentially the word dominion means something is in control/has power over you, it is above, and greater than you, no way you can change it. The title of the poem is And Death Shall Have No Dominion, in what ways does death hold dominion over people? In what way does it control your everyday activity and actions? If death didn't hold dominion over people how would their lives be different? How would they be the same? Alliteration Stanza 1: Though they sink through the sea they shall rise again; Though lovers be lost love shall not;

Stanza 2: They lying long shall not die windily;
Twisting on racks when sinews give way, Allusion And Death Shall Have No Dominion - Romans 6:9 ‘We are sure of this because Christ rose from the dead, and he will never die again. Death no longer has any power over him.’

Stanza 1: Though they sink through the sea they shall rise again; - Revelation 20:13 ‘The sea gave up the dead in it, and death and the grave gave up the dead in them…’

Stanza 2: Under the windings of the sea They lying long shall not die windily; - Revelation 20:13 ‘The sea gave up the dead in it, and death and the grave gave up the dead in them…’ And the unicorn evils run them through; - unicorn symbolizing God Assonance Stanza 1: Though lovers be lost love shall not; Imagery Death and Mankind -
Dead man naked they shall be one
With the man in the wind and the west moon;
When their bones are picked clean and the clean bones gone,

Creation –
Where blew a flower may a flower no more
Lift its head to the blows of the rain;
Though they be mad and dead as nails,
Heads of the characters hammer through daisies;
Break in the sun till the sun breaks down,

Sea –
Though they sink though the sea they shall rise again;

Under the windings of the sea
They lying long shall not die windily

No more gulls cry at their ears
Or waves break loud of the seashores; Metaphor Stanza 1: They shall have stars at elbow and foot;

Stanza 2: Faith in their hands shall snap in two,

Stanza 3: Heads of the characters hammer through daisies; Paradox Personification Stanza 1: Though they go mad they shall be sane,

Stanza 2: And the unicorn evils run them through;
- The unicorn is a symbol of Christ and has no association with evils. Stanza 3: Where blew a flower may a flower no more Lift its head to the blows of the rain; Simile Stanza 3: Though they be mad and dead as nails, Question 1: What does Dylan Thomas mean by ‘And Death Shall Have No Dominion’? What is another way of expressing this conviction? What is the purpose of repetition of this particular line? Can you find other repetitive images? And death shall have no dominion.
Dead man naked they shall be one
With the man in the wind and the west moon;
When their bones are picked clean and the clean bones gone,
They shall have stars at elbow and foot;
Though they go mad they shall be sane,
Though they sink through the sea they shall rise again;
Though lovers be lost love shall not;
And death shall have no dominion.

And death shall have no dominion.
Under the windings of the sea
They lying long shall not die windily;
Twisting on racks when sinews give way,
Strapped to a wheel, yet they shall not break;
Faith in their hands shall snap in two,
And the unicorn evils run them through;
Split all ends up they shan't crack;
And death shall have no dominion.

And death shall have no dominion.
No more may gulls cry at their ears
Or waves break loud on the seashores;
Where blew a flower may a flower no more
Lift its head to the blows of the rain;
Though they be mad and dead as nails,
Heads of the characters hammer through daisies;
Break in the sun till the sun breaks down,
And death shall have no dominion. The End
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