Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night Dylan Thomas Analysis

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Dylan Thomas “Do not go gentle into that good night” urges us to hold onto the life we have and as the inevitable, death, tries to happen do not go down without a fight. We should enjoy living our life as long as possible and not passively accept deaths occurrence. Dylan uses this structure of writing to express his resistant feeling on death as he watched his father dying. He looked at death as the enemy we must go against, contrary to the belief of celebration or peace death may provide. Good death is oxymoronic if a person does not ultimately view death as being something good. In this poem, Dylan describes the life of four types of men, and concludes with a plea to his father.
“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.” (Thomas, pg576, ll 1-3) Old age is used metaphorically to describe the old person that is now approaching death. Dylan uses the symbols of “night” and “light” as metaphors to respectively stand for good and bad. “Night” is
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They too fought hard against the enemy, death, once they realized their regrets of not seizing the moments life had once offered them.
“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.” This stanza evokes powerful imagery using oxymoron such as “blinding sight” to let us know that even men who are falling victim to deaths darkness with weary or no eyesight can still have enlightening insight. Similes such as “blind eyes blaze like meteors” shows us that even with this disability the blind men could have had a much greater impact on the world blazing with ideas full of life, and for that they will not submit to death without a

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