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Although the poems Do not go gentle into that good night Dylan Thomas But you didnt Merrill Glass The soldier Rupert Brooke Warning Jenny Joseph The executioner Shane Collins A prayer for the twenty first century John Marsden and The road not taken Robert Frost have different styles they all have one common theme which is life Throughout history poets have written about issues which have affected their life they have recorded their surroundings and have turned them into words which may have great significance to them In all of these poems I found that it had some relevance to my life or what I believe that life could be like and therefore I believe that poetry does infact have relevance to our youth today Do not go gentle into the good night By Dylan Thomas has the common theme of death Old age should burn and rave at close of day- this is where the poet is saying how life should be lived to the fullest The son begs the father to fight his illness rather than face death Do not go gentle into that good night Examples are given of how the wise men good men wild men and grave men rage against the dying of the light and begs for his father to do the same There are many cases of suicide today among our youth and I agree that Old age should burn and rave at close of day and we should all recognise that life is a privilege and not something people should take for granted and just want to give up In the poem But you didnt By Merrill Glass she talks about a loved one whom she didnt get to the chance to say everything to This also has the common theme of death as well as war as her loved died in war There are so many things I wanted to tell you when you
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