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While reading the poems Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night and The Force that through the Green Fuse Drives the Flower I noticed some similarities and many differences I will attempt to bring some of these under higher scrutiny and try to explain them as best I can The first subject I would like to look at is theme In Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night I believe that the theme can be described by the cliched phrase You cant escape death The poem basically describes how different types of men react to death and the knowledge of their own coming death No matter what they do or how they react though none manage to escape it In The Force that through the Green Fuse Drive the Flower I believe the theme to be Time I capitalize the word because in the poem it is The Force It is the main character the subject of the entire poem I came to believe that the theme is Time mainly through line 6 The force that drives the water through the rocks Scientifically through time all things are destroyed The line above seems to suggest erosion taking place which implies a long amount of time The next subjects I would like to focus on are fairly obvious ones meter and rhyme scheme Do Not Go Gentle is written in iambic pentameter with a rhyme scheme of aba That is not all though The poem also uses a type of chain rhyme Not only do the first and third lines of every stanza rhyme with each other but the first and third lines of each stanza also rhyme with the first and third lines of every other stanza It seems that the author Dylan Thomas took great pain to arrange the poem this way The Force excluding the third line of every stanza is also written in
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