Myeshia Winston

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“Great is the hand that holds dominion over man by a scribbled name”. Marlias is the middle name of Dylan Thomas which means “Voice of the sea”. Dylan parents were Florence Hannah Thomas and David John Thomas. Thomas left school at an early age and pursued his dream on his own. Dylan established much commercial success during his life time that landed him with many jobs. Dylan Thomas was an achiever in life, wrote romantic poems, and hard worker in what he believed in.
Dylan Thomas was born on October 27, 1914, in Swansea, south wales. Dylan Thomas mother Florence Hannah Thomas, was steam stress. Dylan father brought him and his sister up only speaking English even though his father and mother were from a different culture. Thomas was a very sickly child who suffered from asthma and bronchitis. Dylan left school because he’d rather read and do things on his on his own. The first poem that was published of Dylan’s was written in his schools newspaper. When Thomas turned 16 he began copying his early poems into what would become as his notebooks. In 1931, at the age of 16, Thomas left school to become a junior reporter at the South Wales Daily Post. The position he held at the post didn’t last long, although he quit in December of 1932 and turned his attention away from journalism and back to poetry, which was now had his full attention. (http://www.biography.com/people/dylan-thomas-9505719).
Dylan experienced a lot of commercial success during his lifetime. By December of 1932, he left his job at the Post to concentrate on his poetry full time. In 1934, when Thomas was 20 years old, he moved to London and won the Poets Corner book prize, and published his first book, 18 poems “The Fortune Press” to great acclaim. The book was mad...

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...ts Dylan went through, he still managed to be a great poet with much credit given. He has taught me that even though you go through many different things in life, you can still achieve the things you need to get to.

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