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Review Do not go gentle into that good night The poem Do not go gentle into that good night by Dylan Thomas is in my opinion an excellent poem While having the ordinary structure of a villanelle this poem is in many ways a unique poem It uses the qualities of deliberate repetition intense language active anger and hostility and contrasting elements such as night and day and darkness and light effectively A unique feature of this is that each of the principal words in line 1 are paired with their opposites in line 3 For example in line one one of the key words is gentle opposite to the word rage in line 3 Similarly in line one the words good and dying are paired together along with the words night and day The poem lucratively uses deliberate repetition Sentences such as Rage rage against the dying of the night and Do not go gentle into that good night are recurring I think this done intentionally to make the point of the poet strong and clear He wants to make it lucid that he wants his father to rage against dying implicating that he wants him to be strong and fight death rather than give in to it The men that Thomas describes in the poem are wise men good men and wild men and grave men He in describing these men tells of men who have dynamically fought in pursuit something in their lives and these men are angry because they have not achieved what they yearned to achieve in their lifetime By mentioning these men it is evident that he is trying to aspire his father into becoming one of these angry men who rage death rather than peacefully go gentle into that good night Thomas also creates a comparison of lightness and darkness to indicate his thoughts Light refers to the positive aspects whereas darkness
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