Research Paper: “Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night” by Dylan Thomas

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Research paper: “Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night” by Dylan Thomas English 201. professor Morton Fuhr Roee Waxman. May 16, 2013 DO NOT GO GENTLE INTO THAT GOOD NIGHT/DYLAN THOMAS Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rage at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light. Though wise men at their end know dark is right, Because their words had forked no lightning they Do not go gentle into that good night. Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay, Rage, rage against the dying of the light. Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight, And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way, Do not go gentle into that good night. Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay, Rage, rage against the dying of the light. 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, rage against the dying of the light. “Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night" by Dylan Thomas is really just a poem about a son asking for his elderly father to fight death and not give up easily. What's beautiful about this poem is that it touches and delivers the main idea in a brilliant and powerful way that makes the reader think closer into life, death, losing someone close, father and son relationships and, self realization. Dylan Marlais Thomas was born in Swansea, Wales on October 27, 1914, to David John, a English literature teacher, and Florence Hannah Thomas, a seamstress. Thomas and his only sister, Nancy, spoke only English even though their parents spoke both English and Welsh. In 1925 Thomas start studying at Swansea Grammar School, the same school where his father taught English. In his first year at Swansea

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