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    Some say that literature is a gateway to understanding history. In the case of ‘Rage Against the Machine’, the literature provided served to build a context for which we were to experience history. When a person can experience history, they are truly able to understand how the people of the day felt emotionally, socially, politically, and economically. For me, this was the most important takeaway of this game. My majors are both Political Science and Business, so this game heavily revolved around the issues presented in each of these disciplines. The political system of Manchester during that time was greatly that of an aristocracy, and still somewhat of a monarchy. It’s not hard to guess how this political system worked. The nobility set laws for everyone except themselves. This system was functional in England until the French…

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    Sleep Now in the Fire: How Rage Against the Machine Shut Down U.S. Capitalism In Henry David Thoreau’s “On the Duty of Civil Disobedience”, Thoreau defines civil disobedience as an act of willful resistance, achieved by not obeying the laws one views as hypocritical. Thoreau achieved this by refusing to pay taxes, which Thoreau was jailed for, because he did not support paying the government to fund things against his morals, such as slavery. Many believers of the Everyman movement use protest…

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    The form and rhyme scheme of ‘Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night’ (strict, regular and controlled) juxtaposes the complex message behind it; how even though everyone knows that death is inevitable, they should fight against it. The refrains are both used in the last stanza, with full-stops at the end of each, forming a rhyming couplet to emphasize that that stanza contains the main message of the poem; how important it is for him that his father continues to ‘rage against’ death. The rhyme…

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    Death, a subject we tent to restrain from in conversation. Wither for personal fear of leaving, or losing someone close to us. Poets Catherine Davis and Dylan Thomas both have different and unique views on the topic of death. One believes we should rage at the end while the other sees all losses being the same after a time. Personally I see death as returning to a place we cannot remember. Our innocents. Catherine Davis’s After a Time points to the way we will all leave this life. The phase “we…

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    The speaker further highlights the eagerness and positivity of his father towards death, "I think he wants to go,/ a little bit – a new desire/ to travel building up, an itch/ to see fresh worlds" (Hudgins 6-9). In addition, the speaker knows that his father has a positive outlook on death because of what heaven promises. Further evidence supports, as the speaker uses yet another euphemism for heaven, "to travel building up" (Hudgins 8), we can see how far he distances himself from his father 's…

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    death, they should not let it keep them from bursting with life. The body may weaken, but the mind is a powerful tool to be wielded until the very last breath. Thomas’s theme that all should fight for life even knowing that death is inevitable is revealed with his use of sound, imagery, tone and figurative language. Firstly, Thomas uses sound to help the reader to his theme with emphasized repetition and alliteration. His first choice of repetition is also the title of the poem, “Do not go…

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    For example, the speaker says, “Old age should burn and rave at close of day” (2). In this statement, that person means that people show affliction and pain when their end is close. Additionally, the speaker gives some example of different men, such as the wise, the good, the wild and the grave. For instance, he or she refers as the wise men who “at their end know dark is right” (4); nevertheless, the speaker notes about them as well, “Because their words had forked no lightning they/ Do not go…

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    Do not go gentle into that good night by Dylan Thomas is about the subject of death, but the theme is focused on fighting against death and gives the reader a sense of control over death by never giving up. The poem tells us not to give up easily when it says “Rage, rage against the dying the light” (Thomas, 659), which indicates a fight. The tone is angry and it uses assonance by repeating O’s sounds over and over, showing repetition similar to someone punching someone repeatedly giving the…

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    In “Do not go gentle into that good night” the form is villanelle. A villanelle is a nineteen-line poem which contains five tercets, followed by a final quatrain and two repeating rhymes. The rhythm within the poem makes the poem sound like a prayer, as if the son is hoping/praying for the best. “Rage, rage against the dying of the light” is the son telling his father to keep on fighting and to not let go (Kane). In “Fire and Ice” there is a rhyme scheme of ABAABCBCB (Blogspot). The scheme of…

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    Well-known poet and writer, Dylan Thomas in his poem, “Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night,” describes the written letter he wrote to his dying father. Thomas is telling his father to not let death take upon him and “rage” against it. Thomas knows that death is not avoidable but that does not have to forego it. Thomas’ purpose is to urge someone to fight. Thomas wanted his father to fight for life and not give up and to allow for death to take him. The reader can see the emotions that Thomas…

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