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William Cullen Bryant and Dylan Thomas William Cullen Bryant and Dylan Thomas were inspirational writers of their time They wrote poetry of individual experiences inspirations and their own personal beliefs What made these two men to be such moving writers was their strong beliefs of certain issues One of these issues was a portrayal of obscurity and mystery through all human beings This issue was death These two men were inspired by this topic and each wrote a piece of literature on it William Cullen Bryant wrote Thanatopsis his perception on death in the early 19th century He was best known for his romanticism literature which mainly involved his views on religion and faith In the 1930s and 1940s Dylan Thomas also became a well-known poet He wrote Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night this referred to his perception on death as well Bryant and Thomas had views on death that were extremely dissimilar from one another In Bryants poem his tone was that he wanted his readers to believe that death wasnt as terrible as everyone made it look like He wanted more people to become less afraid and to think of dying as going into a long pleasant nap In his work he wrote Though go not like the quarry slave at nightbut sustained and soothed This line tells the reader to not die like a frightened slave but calm as if you were to go into a quiet dream Thomas felt that humans should live life to the fullest dont go out gentle and quietly and before you know it youll soon be dead He went on to write Do not go gentle into that good night The two writers also had an entirely dissimilar diction Bryant used words such as nourish resolved and pleasant dreams Thomas used words like rave rage lightning grieving and darkness Compared to Bryant whose words were calming and soothing Thomas used words
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