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A Comparison Frosts Acquainted with the Night and Dylan Thomas Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night By -Haduchi- These two poems about the night are full of intense emotion And it is easily said that these two poets offer easily accessible emotion in their verse For Frost his emotion was attainable because he didnt fill his life with what he considered mundane challenges The most pronounced instance where my life was influenced by this instinct was when I gave up my work at Harvard says Frost The structure of school made Frost feel restrained he could not do things because they had to be done In his life as in his poetry Frost relied on the natural flow of things to control him Dylan Thomas emotion could at times be erratic He used to say of his poems they could be read either softly or loudly Talk about two opposite ends of the spectrum Thomas poems where a very real part of him I let perhaps an image be made emotionally in me and then apply to it what intellectual and critical forces I possess Possession of intellectual critical and emotional forces is what these two poems contain Yet they are done in a different way Frosts is in a natural narrative voice reading softly and Thomas dares to speak loudly of bold resistance These two poems use the same reference of the night to create opposite feelings which lead to the same effect raw emotion The overall feel of Acquainted is softly spoken The narrator walks in the rain-and back then looks down the saddest city lane There isnt any indication of noise surrounding him in these endeavors The mood is kept mellow The softest point in the poem is when he stood still and stopped the sound of feet At this point all things stop Its almost as if some heavy
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