Do Not Go Gentle Of That Good Night By Dylan Thomas And Fire And Ice By Robert Frost

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“Do not go gentle in that good night” by Dylan Thomas and “Fire and Ice” by Robert Frost, both talk about the tragedy of death in different ways. Dylan Thomas was born in Swansea, Wales in 1914. In 1934, he published his first book, “Eighteen Poems” in London. As he published more of his creative writing, Thomas made radio broadcasts and undertook reading tours which increased his fame. Robert Lee Frost was born in San Francisco, California in 1874. In 1912, Frost moved to Great Britain where he published his first poem, “A Boy’s Will.” As World War I started, Frost moved his family back to America and launched his career in writing, teaching and lecturing (Poem hunter). These two poems share the idea that death is inevitable in their own point of view. Through the tone, form/structure, and symbolism/figurative language, both Thomas and Frost were able to showcase the unavoidable journey towards death.
The tone of a poem is very important when reading and analyzing it because it tells the audience how the author felt towards the subject. In “Do not go gentle into that good night” the tone is solemn yet urgent. In the poem, the author talks to someone who is dying, as the poem continues, the reader finds out that the dying person is the father. “Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light.” The son is hopelessly trying to get his father to fight for his life and not give in to that good night. In “Fire and Ice” the tone is destruction.…

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