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The Fight Against Death An analysis of Do not go Gentle into that Good Night Do not go Gentle into that Good Night is written in lyric style The poem is written by Dylan Thomas who is expressing his thoughts and experiences of death The title disclosed the poets thoughts about death and the importance of fighting to live life to the fullest The poem speaks of different views of death from different people who all demonstrated one common struggle to hold on to life The poem is fairly short and the language is figurative The poet uses simile to compare death to a good nigh There is also foreshadowing is the first verse The poet opens the poem with Do not go gentile into that good night which right away indicates that the poet is referring to not taking death lying down The reader is given a sense of growing old In the first stanza of the poem describe old age Old age should burn and rave at close of day As you get old there is a daily struggle against death you should fight for your life and take it day by day In the second stanza the poet says Though wise men at their end know dark is right because their words had forked no lighting they don not go gentile into that good night I thin what the poet is trying to say is even though youre getting older and you know the time is coming you havent shown a sign of death you re still have life so fight against death Then in third stanza the poet describes someone who lived a good life but doesnt want to let go Good men the last wave by crying how bright their deed might have danced in a green bay rage rage against the dying of the light It was as if he was saying had he lived longer
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