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In the poem Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night Dylan Thomas explains to his father that a person should not give up easily to death However the speaker knows that death is the inevitable end to every life that good night perhaps inherently good because it is the order of life nature perhaps more immediately good as the agent for stopping pain whether physical mental or spiritual Marc D He feels that no matter what the person is he should fight against death Therefore the speaker mentions different kinds of people to encourage his father to fight against death such as wise men L 4 good men L 7 and grave men L 13 In Addition the speaker includes his sick father and he reinforces him to fight back against death Generally the speaker wants his father to live happier after having a second chance of living in order to fix the wrong things which he did By using metaphor imagery and repetition Dylan Thomas communicates the message that people should not give up to death too easily Metaphor is a powerful device was used to describe death life and to emphasize the message of the poem First of all the author uses different words to express death Day L 2 and night L 1 6 12 18 or light L 3 9 15 19 and dark L 4 are long-standing metaphors for life and death Hochman The son uses dark L 4 and end L 4 as a metaphor for death He tells his father old age should burn and rave L 2 at death rather than grow dim and peacefully slip away In other meaning the author encourages his father to fight aggressively against death instead of giving up easily for it In addition the author refers to death
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