Analysis Of Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

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Morales 1 Stephanie Morales English Lit 105 Merrill 04/25/2014 A Goodbye Dylan Thomas starts the poem with the title of the poem, Do Not Go Gentle Into that Good Night. He is addressing an unknown person or listener, which I noticed that it is quite common in this era and genre of poetry. The purpose of this poem is to show the audience or whomever the speaker is referring to that all men face the same destiny and that they all have something in common, which is holding on to life and not fading away so easily. The poems starts off with the lines: “Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light.” (1-3). Here the speaker is referring to the unknown listener, he is telling her not to go gentle. What I immediately got from that line is that the word night is a metaphor for death, he is telling the listener to not give into death as easily as he may want to. It could be because there is much more to life and Thomas wants him to see the beauty that life has to offer and it would benefit the listener more if...
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