Because I Could Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, By Emily Dickinson And Dylan Thomas

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Death can be a hard pill to swallow, but it is part of our natural life cycle. At some point in our lives we will ponder our own inevitable death. Someone who embraces death believes it is simply another period in their lives. Emily Dickinson welcomes death in her poem, “Because I Could Not Stop for Death”, like a suitor calling on her for an outing. Dickinson visualizes death as a customary carriage ride. On the other hand, many individuals are not willing to let go and believe they must stick it out until the end, such as Dylan Thomas, in his poem, “Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night”. Although Dickinson and Thomas both utilize the message of death in their poetry, they present different perspectives on this subject, which affords them the ability to choose a variety of symbols and themes to express those differences. Immediately Dickinson talks …show more content…
Perhaps Dickinson is imagining a courtship with a gentleman suitor since she never left her home. In her poem she talks about how polite and gentle “Death” is and how she felt at home on her lovely carriage ride. Dickinson uses many forms of symbols and themes to give the illusion of what “Death” or maybe what a “Courtship” could be like. In contrast, Dylan Thomas talks of death as if it is rubbish and unwelcome. Thomas is a male poet who is grieving the inescapable death of his father. His robust point of view is that of a man willing to stand and fight. Thomas wants the speaker to rise above all the darkness and live. He believes that if the longevity of life would assure one of abundant wisdom and knowledge. Thomas, who is the speaker, believes his father should live for he is already wise and yet has more to learn and give. He is afraid to let his father go, and yet it would appear that Thomas himself is struggling with his own death, maybe he is not willing to face his own intended

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