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For every sunrise there is a new born for every sun set there is another death There is no way of running from the circle of life however there is always a way to fight it In the poem Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night Dylan Thomas addresses the message if you are going to die anyways you might as well go out with a bang Dylan Thomas wrote his poem as an elegy for his father which takes his readers through a great deal of emotions and irony The readers are directed into a process of six different phases through the life of a dying man within six stanzas The first line is in fact repeated four times in the poem and it states Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night This first line is a direct command and also a preach to his readers not to give in to death have some dignity like a flickering candle light at the end of its wickFrom the first stanza to the last sets the entire tone from encouraging to cynical This tone is very powerful and yet is a contradiction to the reader for this tone symbolizes how confused the speaker truly was The speaker plays several parts in the poem to show the degree of madness he was feeling through a six stanza time line From rebellion to confusion it first began with First phase young and determined- Second mature and helpless- Third old and frustrated- Fourth excitement and realization- Fifth assured and stubborn- Sixth confused with acceptance These are the stages one may go through after realizing they have a short time to live However throughout these stages there is a set pattern of repetition within the word play in the beginning and also some obvious alliteration of n sounds similar to a morbid lullabyIn the first stanza Dylan
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