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Dylan Thomas poem Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night and Joan Aleshires poem Slipping carry out the same thematic message about the cycle of birth and death Dylan Thomas 18 Sept 2002 1 and that people should face it with ease Both poets present the theme to the audience in their own style Dylan Thomas uses a negative attitude of the aging man with your fierce tears 84 toward death to express the theme while Joan Aleshire presents it with the a more positive lovable reserve has slipped from his feeling 86 attitude However as one reads the two poems one finds the similarities and differences in the ideas and techniques that Dylan Thomas and Joan Aleshire use to create the theme Dylan Thomas presents the theme through tone figurative language rhyme and diction The situation of a father there on the sad height Curse bless me now with you fierce tears 16-17 creates a serious sad tone for the poem Beside tone Dylan Thomas also uses figurative language such as simile and personification He uses simile to advice the old man that Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay 14 He animates the frail deeds danced in the green bay 8 to motivate the aging man to go on with his life by thinking about the deeds that he did The author also uses rhyme schemes aba and abaa as a technique to establish his work For example in the first stanza which goes Do not go gentle into that good night Old age should burn and rave at close of day Rage rage against the dying of the light 1-3 creates a rhyme scheme aba The last quatrain And you my father there on the sad height Curse bless me now with your fierce tears I pray Do not go gentle into that good night Rage
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