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  • Analysis Of Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

    examples of men that have fought against death. “Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night” illuminates the relationship between life and death through its villanelle structure, as well as the vivid imagery and figurative pleas to continue fighting even when the light begins to fade. The speaker begins the first stanza with the title, which also acts as the first repeating end line through the alternating tercets of the villanelle. In this line the speaker metaphorically refers to death as a “good night,” which is ironic because most do not see death as a “good” thing. The repeating idea of death being a “good” thing throughout the alternating refrains reinforces the speaker’s notion that the subject of the poem is accepting death, because the subject is “going gentle” into death, opposed to what the speaker pleads. Contrasting with the theme of inevitable mortality, the speaker states that “old age should burn and rave,” a cry for the subject to fight through death. The speaker then states in the third line of the first stanza, which is the second alternate repeating line of the tercets, to “rage against” death. Because of the first stanza’s structure, the speech act of autobiographical protest is revealed. This speech act is important because it reveals the motives of the speaker, who can be identified as Thomas himself, clearly does not want to accept the fact that the subject of the poem, Thomas’s father, is not putting up a fight when death is nearing. Without the early…

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  • Go Gentle Into That Good Night

    particularly, the Valley of Despair, which separates the human world from the metaphysical one. In saying that his father is “on that sad height,” he is describing his father as being on the edge of the human world and about to enter into a new one. This creates a somber and solemn mood that emphasizes the despondent prospect of the father’s recovery. It is also important to recognize the symbolism used throughout the poem, as it creates a depth that enhances the poem’s overall meaning. When…

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  • Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night Summary

    brings his own life and experiences to death, but in the end they all confront it the same way, by fighting. The last line in stanzas one, three, five, and six is the line “Rage, rage against the dying of the light.” The second and fourth stanzas end with “Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night.” The two lines ending the six stanzas indicates the speaker wanting all five types of men to fight and rage against death. He obviously has a personal stake in them doing this, because if that is how…

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  • Morning In The Burned House Summary

    states that “I can’t see my own arms and legs” which slowly fades the memories away and confusion starts to hurt the speaker. The speaker finally understands that everything that was reminisced has “long been over.” The materials mentioned such as “kettle and mirror, spoon and bowl” is non-existent. Based on the tenth stanza, a reader might interpret that the speaker is a spirit that cannot go to afterlife due to unfinished business on Earth, but it in actuality it may suggest that the fire may…

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  • Themes Of Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

    consonant sound of the ‘k’ may be used to symbolize the machine guns being fired. In order to emphasize the pain the soldiers are feeling, Owen uses a simile to compare the men to ‘hags’ due to the amount of gas and gas bombs being dropped. Poetic form and structure is very important in the development of the theme or message that the poet is trying to present. Poets have a tendency to stick to a form in which they can easily work with, is effective, and is recognizable for readers. Although…

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  • Love In Mad Girl's Love Song By Sylvia Plath

    If only simply closing our eyes could free us from suffering. Sylvia Plath in “Mad Girl’s Love Song,” illustrates just this desire. With a dark, depressing tone and vivid descriptions, the speaker expresses the suffering that lost love can bring. As a result, she chooses to believe that all her love and pain may just be a figment of her imagination. Despite her longing to forget him, the pain of unfulfilled love forces her to keep him present. Sylvia Plath 's "Mad Girl 's Love Song"…

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  • Anne Sexton Her Kind Analysis

    The poem “Her Kind,” written by Anne Sexton, is like a walk down the speaker’s memory lane; a dark and twisted memory lane. Anne Sexton, an American poet, was born in Newton, Massachusetts in 1938 and at a point in her life she suffered from a mental breakdown; and eventually committed suicide (815). Sexton’s poem is written about the speaker’s past self and experiences; we could assume that the speaker of the poem is actually her. The speaker is reminiscing on many of the things that she has…

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  • Comparison Of Prufrock And Dulce Et Decorum Est

    Poems are often catalysed by personal experiences, expressing a poet’s concerns about life and encouraging audiences to embrace their unique perspective. T.S. Eliot’s The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock and Wilfred Owen’s poem Dulce et Decorum Est, are examples of modernist poetry, through which both poets aim to reflect the sense of disillusionment and impotence they experienced as the horrors of World War 1 mounted. Owen firmly rejects the idea of heroism in war that was created by Romanticist…

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  • Theme Of Poppies In July By Sylvia Plath

    I strongly agree that Sylvia Plath's poetry presents a vivid portrait of an individual who's life is tormented and anguished It is clear from the beginning of Plath's poem "poppies in July" that the poem presents a vivid portrait who's life is tormented and anguished. This can be seen in the first line "Little poppies , Little hell flames". It appears that the individual in the poem shows two different personalities one of a kind person and another of an angry person. "Little poppies " shows…

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  • Sonnet 130 Analysis

    VEDANT VASHIST YEAR 10 ENGLISH CLOSE READING-POETRY Poetry is a type of writing in which the outflow of feelings and contemplations are appeared by writers in rhyme, examinations and representations. Verse has been used for a significant long time to show cleverness, sentiment and to grant feeling to others, for example, it could be about something exciting that happened on your approach to class and you need to review it. In now days, verse has been utilized as verses as a part of the…

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