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Two of the greatest poets of all time have been Edgar Allen Poe and Dylan Thomas however two poets can have opposite writing styles Most of Poes poems are all focused on the depression of death Dylan Thomass Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night was written during the period of his fathers battle with death Thomas and Poes views toward death are completely different Thomas states Do not go gentle into that good night In this line night symbolizes death Thomas is trying to say that he wants his father to fight against his death In Poes Lenore he only mentions the negative parts of death enemies and his extreme depression that occurred because had Lenore left his side Poe focuses on the worst parts of death while Thomas still has hope for his father In stanza two of Thomass poem he says Though wise men at their end know dark is right Do not go gentle into that good night this states that wise men know they can not resist death but they still do not surrender to the night Poes line in The Raven quotes Prophet said I thing of evil - prophet still if bird or devil is similar to Thomass stanza because both poets use symbols such as dark and the raven to represent death In the last stanza of Thomass poem he says And you my father there on sad height Curse me bless me now with your fierce tears I pray Do not go gentle into that good night Rage rage against the dying of the light He is implying that he wants his father to fight back and not succumb to death In Poes The Raven his last line states And my soul from out that shadow that is floating on the floor Shall be lifted - nevermore This statement shows that Poe is extremely disheartened and discouraged towards living because of his wifes death
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