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Death is an aspect of life that everyone becomes acquainted with sooner or later From my own experiences I am more familiar with death than I could ever want to be Poetry is something that is very difficult for me to follow but when it deals with concept that I am familiar with then I am able to associate with the soul of the writer Two poems that deal with the concept of death that I actually enjoyed reading and will compare to each other are Death be not proud by Dylan Thomas and Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night by Dylan Thomas Firstly in Death be not proud Donne tells Death that it is not anything special That Death is a low being that deals with the pitiful aspects of life war disease and murder Donne says that Death is nothing more than an aspect of life just an event of the moment one short sleep past we wake eternally Donne goes on to explain that we all will go through this door while on the way to another existence In comparison Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night by Thomas is a battle cry against death To fight against it until the last breath of life is gone That to give up life is the cowards way To his father who is dying from a protracted illness Dylan says to show his love that it is all right to cry even though he has never seen his father show the weakness of crying just so long as he continues to fight against the coming end In both poems the writers are against Death however Donne writes of Death as a weak entity that has no real power because after we die we will never have to face the worry of Death Thomas however writes as if he doesnt believe in any kind of hereafter An example of
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