Good Night Poem

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An Analysis of “Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night” Witten by Dylan Thomas
1. In the poem “Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night” by Dylan Thomas, the speaker is the person who is talking about his father death. The speaker also talks about four different types of men, the wise men, the good men, the wild men, the grave men. These four types of men also represent the personality of his father. The speaker considers that the best moment to die is at the sunset because there is still sunlight, which for him might signify that death is not the end it is just the beginning of another life. He also describes how these men should be honored for their labor instead of just letting them to be taken by the dark. The “good night” represents for him the death; a dream in which these men would never see the light again. In contrast, the “light” and the “sun” represent for the speaker the life and the joy of living. The way the author writes the poem is like the speaker is probably trying to avoid his
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The author uses symbolism to describe life and death. He uses light to represent life when he writes “Rage, rage against the dying of the light.” (Line3), he is trying to say that the father will not die that if he holds to the light; the light he is going to keep alive. When the writer says, “Do not go gentle into that good night,” (line1); he is referring for the father to no give up or die without fighting the dark or to not let the dark to take him easily. The word “night” represents a moment in which a person closes his/her eyes to rest, but in this context represents a dream in which the father would never come back. The word “good” represents the hope for his father to find peace. When the speaker says, “Old age should burn and rave at close of day;”(line2), means that as people gets older their fear for dying gets bigger. The feeling of fear is also represented by the night, which means that elderly people go to bed at night hoping to see the light aging next
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