The poem assigned to me this week was “Do not go into that good night by Dylan Thomas.” The poem was about a gentleman dying and the speaker is telling him that we should fight death with rage. During the poem you find out that he is referring to his father and his last moments.
In the poem he writes Do Not Go Gentle into that good night, old age should burn and Rave at close of day; rage, rage against the dying of the light.
This quote from the poem was referring to old age and saying not to go into that good night but to fight with rage against the dying light.
Another quote “and you, my father, there on the sad height, curse, bless me now with your fierce tears, I pray. Do Not Go Gentle into that good night. Rage rage against the dying of the light.” This is where we learn that he is telling his father not to go into the good night. The speaker is praying that his father will fight death with rage.
The poem could be psychoanalytic, which the author uses its own life as a literary works. This author uses the pain of his father dying to write this poem. The poem was written in stanza with the first, third and fifth line ending in the same sentence and second , forth and the last line in the same words.
The poem could also be New Criticism, the outline of the poem examines the relationship between the speaker and his father. His point of view and narrative structure are not confusing, the connection between what he says and how it says described the works itself. You knew from the way that he wrote it that he was upset and he wanted his father to fight on his dying bed.