Poetry of Dylan Thomas

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13 Dylan Thomas a roistering, drunken and doomed poet or a revolutionary poet in the 1930’s with many popular poems. Thomas was against any literary group or movement despite this he is generally categorized as a part of the Modernism, Neo-romantic movements. His style played against the strict verse forms of the time his most used theme was the unity of life and the process of life and death and how new life is linked to the previous generations. He saw the advances of biology during his time to be a magical way of producing unity out of the diversity. Thomas also saw men and women trapped in cycles from growth to new life. By analyzing his poems “and death shall have no dominion” and “do not go gently into that good night” it is clear that Dylan Thomas uses poetic devices like imagery, metaphors, and repetition skillfully to convey the theme of death and the evolution of your life as a source of inspiration for his poetry. Looking in depth in his works you start to get a feeling of who the famous poem was and his beliefs about not only life and death but the all the stages in between and his views on the advancing studies in biology. First of the many important poetic devices Dylan Thomas uses one of the most used and effective ones is imagery. Imagery is when an author uses strong and descriptive word to create an image for the reader. He uses this device to create the common theme of death and how your life is evolved in many of his poems especially in the poems “and death shall have no dominion” and “do not go gently into that good night”. In one of his poems “do not go gently into that good night” he is writing this poem about the death of his father and he uses night as an image for death and he uses light to as the ima... ... middle of paper ... ...he theme of death and evolution of your life. In conclusion was Dylan Thomas a roistering, drunken and doomed poet or a revolutionary poet for his time? After analyzing “Do not go gentle into that good night” and “and death shall have no dominion” and finding the common theme of death and the evolution of your life as well as his affective use of many rhetoric and poetic devices he seems to be quite the revolutionary poet for his era. He helped shape the Modernism and Neo-romanticism movement in the 1930’s up until his death in 1953 without his views on life and death and biology the concepts that he made popular might not have been as widely accepted as it was and many things could be different not only in the poetic community but the world. So is he a revolutionary poet or a drunken doomed one? He seemed pretty revolutionary but that is up to you to decide.
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