Volume 4, Issue 4, July 2016, Page: 127-130
Poetic Analysis on “Do not Go Gentle into That Good Night”
Lei Guo, English Department, North China Electric Power University, Baoding, China
Lan Wang, English Department, North China Electric Power University, Baoding, China
Received: Jul. 19, 2016;       Published: Jul. 20, 2016
DOI: 10.11648/j.hss.20160404.18      View  31497      Downloads  223
Abstract
Dylan Thomas’s most famous poem “Do not Go Gentle into That Good Night” is known by its first line and its poetic form villanelle. This poem was Dylan Thomas written for his father when his father was seriously ill. Dylan wrote this poem to urge his father to fight against death. This paper focuses mainly on the poetic analysis on the poem. The poem “Do not Go Gentle into That Good Night” was analyzed from the perspective of poetic elements of poetry. The paper analyzed the poem from its images, metaphor and simile, symbol, rhyme and meter, alliteration and consonance, euphonies and cacophonies, and also its structure. Those analyses are general and rough, and profound analyses are needed.
Keywords
Dylan Thomas, Death, Elements of Poetry
To cite this article
Lei Guo, Lan Wang, Poetic Analysis on “Do not Go Gentle into That Good Night”, Humanities and Social Sciences. Vol. 4, No. 4, 2016, pp. 127-130. doi: 10.11648/j.hss.20160404.18
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