Analysis Of Dog 's Death By John Updike And Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night '

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Poetry plays a big role in literature through the use speech components that are used to enhance the reader’s understanding of the poem. The study below will be seeking ways to show the importance of poetry in literature and the way poets capture reader’s attention through the use visual images, figures of speech, symbolism and themes. To show this, the study will analyze two poems; “Dog 's Death" by John Updike and ‘Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night’ by Dylan Thomas. Both poems have used speech components, and the paper below will focus on analyzing them (Armbruster, 2002).
Imagery; The Use of Visual Images in Both Poems
Poets use imagery as a way of drawing their readers into a sensory experience which provides them with snapshots that make what they are reading in the poem appears real even though it is not. Visual images are also used to show the meaning of what the poet is trying to put across by connecting readers emotionally with the poem.
Imagery can be seen in the first poem “Dog 's Death" by John Updike, where he states that the dog must have been kicked unseen or brushed by a car……she was learning to spread on the kitchen floor”. By reading the two sentences, a reader can already imagine just how the doing could have been kicked or brushed away by a car (Darnton, 2002).
In the second poem “Do not go gentle”, visual images can be seen where the author says that “Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight”.

The use of figures of speech in both…

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