Poem Analysis

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Poem Analysis

Poem Analysis

Do not go mild into that fine night,

Old age should blaze and blather at close of day?

Rage, rage against the vanishing of the light.

Though prudent men at their end know dim is right,

Because their words had forked no lightning they

Do not go mild into that fine night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright

Their delicate deeds might have danced in a green bay,

Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who jammed and sang the sun in flight,

And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,

Do not go mild into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight

Blind eyes could rage like meteors and be gay,

Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

And you, my father, there on the cheerless height,

pest, 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

Thesis Statement

The poem discusses the different values of men and analyse the mind sets of different people.


The first tercet inserts the poem's theme; it furthermore inserts the two recurring refrains that end alternate stanzas. Although these two lines, the first and the third, both states Thomas's rudimentary topic about opposing death, they compare in some ways. Each of the predominant phrases in line one finds its converse in line three. “Gentle” is paired with “rage,” “good” with “dying,” and “night” with “light.” The pitch of the two lines furthermore is rather different.


In this poem distinct phrases have been changed. The cause for the change of these phrases is to make a new musical sense in the poem. Sometimes you will select phrases to load up in and to complete a poem that currently has a set feeling and a set structure. At other times, a phrase ...
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