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  • Dylan Thomas - 1,489 words
    Dylan Thomas Dylan Thomas' Final Trip to America Dylan Marlais Thomas was born in Swansea, Wales on October 27, 1914. He died November 9th, 1953 in New York City. In only 39 years, Dylan Thomas left an indelible mark on history. Thomas published numerous books of his poetry, plays, short stories, and various other works. He first toured America in early 1950, reading at a variety of public forums. This tour was very successful and Thomas fell in love with America, a romance that would bring his end just more than three years later. "This first lecture tour of three months was a roaring success, or roaring and a success" (Sinclair, 166). Thomas gave great lectures on this tour, but more impor ...
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  • Dylan Thomas And Death Shall Have No Dominion - 1,055 words
    Dylan Thomas - And Death Shall Have No Dominion The Author and His Times When, in 1939, W. H. Auden and Christopher Isherwood set sail for the United States, the so-called 'All the fun' age ended. Auden's generation of poets' expectations came to nothing after the end of the Spanish Civil War, and they, disillusioned, left the European continent for good. In the late 1930s the school of Surrealism reached England, and Dylan Thomas was one of the few British authors of the time who were followers of this new trend in the arts. He shared the Surrealist interest in the great abstracts of Love and Death, and composed most of his work according to the rules of Surrealism. His first two volumes, E ...
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  • Dylan Thomas Companion - 1,036 words
    Dylan Thomas Companion Auden and Christopher Isherwood set sail for the United States, the so-called 'All the fun' age ended. Auden's generation of poets' expectations came to nothing after the end of the Spanish Civil War, and they, disillusioned, left the European continent for good. In the late 1930s the school of Surrealism reached England, and Dylan Thomas was one of the few British authors of the time who were followers of this new trend in the arts. He shared the Surrealist interest in the great abstracts of Love and Death, and composed most of his work according to the rules of Surrealism. His first two volumes, Eighteen Poems and Twenty-five Poems were published in the middle of the ...
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  • Dylan Thomas The Life And Work - 622 words
    Dylan Thomas The Life And Work Dylan Thomas The Life and Work One: I am a Welshman; two: I am a drunkard; three: I am a lover of the human race, especially of women. A quote by one of the best-known British poets of the mid-20th century, he is remembered for his highly original, obscure poems, his amusing prose tales and plays, and his turbulent, well-publicized personal life. His name, Dylan Thomas. Dylan Marlais Thomas was born on October 27, 1914 in Swansea, Glamorganshire (Wales). He was educated at Swansea Grammar School and spent most of his childhood writing poetry and bunking school. His father was the senior English Literature Master at Dylan's school, but not even his father could ...
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  • Fern Hill By Dylan Thomas - 377 words
    Fern Hill By Dylan Thomas The poem Fern Hill, by Dylan Thomas, is being told by a speaker who is recalling his youthful past. Many images, symbols, and metaphors increase the depth of the speaker's message to the reader. An image that is spoke about alot in the poem is the color of gold. Gold is usually used with youthful objects. Gold represents vibrance. Vibrance is usually associated with youth. Gold appears in the following locations: Golden in the heydays of his eyes Trail with daisies and barley Golden in the mercy of his means, And green and golden I was huntsman and herdsman, the calves And the sun grew round that very day. In the sun born over and over, Before the children green and ...
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  • Poem Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night By Dylan Thomas - 1,195 words
    Poem Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night By Dylan Thomas This poem, in the form of a villanelle, is about the universal subject of death. As line sixteen suggests, the speaker is not only talking about death to us, but to his father as well: "And you, my father, there on the sad height," (l. 16) The speaker does not want his father to accept death passively. He wishes his father would fight death just as the types of men he mentions in stanzas two to five have done. For instance in stanza two, the men want to continue living until their words influence people - if they die without doing this then they would have been useless in life. As further proof - in stanza four the wild men have chas ...
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  • Comparative Essay On Deat - 448 words
    Comparative Essay on Deat annon Death is an aspect of life that everyone becomes acquainted with sooner or later. From my own experiences I am more familiar with death than I could ever want to be. Poetry is something that is very difficult for me to follow, but when it deals with concept that I am familiar with, then I am able to associate with the soul of the writer. Two poems that deal with the concept of death that I actually enjoyed reading and will compare to each other are 'Death be not proud' by Dylan Thomas and 'Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night' by Dylan Thomas. Firstly, in 'Death be not proud,' Donne tells Death that it is not anything special. That Death is a low being that d ...
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  • Death As A Theme In Modern Poetry - 1,603 words
    Death As A Theme In Modern Poetry Death has been and always will be an interesting and compelling topic among poets and authors alike. Death sheds a mysterious vale over life and is often avoided or dreaded within people causing diversity among the reactions of modern poetry and thought. Mortality can be treated as a crisis, a destination, with significance or without, as well as (sadly) by some as a goal. Death provides a wide spectrum of ideas that can be expanded upon with dignity or as a magnanimous ideal. The poets that I have read and pondered deliver an array of insight on the topic; from its grotesqueness to its humbleness. They approach or meditate upon death with disgust as well as ...
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  • Fern Hill - 741 words
    Fern Hill The poem Fern Hill by Dylan Thomas explores childhood memories and the melancholy reality of lost youth. Fern Hill compels the reader to come back over and over again to seek more insight into the joy and pleasure of a time of innocence lost. The figurative speech causes the reader to seek the elusive youth and boyhood days of the character and encourages the reader to mourn and celebrate with the writer for the once glorious days of his youth. From the opening line, the memories of boyhood days are revealed. The writer recalls his carefree life. A beautiful playground, a wooded valley full of apple orchards and fresh green meadows, which bring the boy great happiness, happy as the ...
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  • Imagery - 2,396 words
    IMAGERY The term imagery has various applications. Generally, imagery includes all kinds of sense perception (not just visual pictures). In a more limited application, the term describes visible objects only. But the term is perhaps most commonly used to describe figurative language, which is as a theme in literature. An example is animal imagery in Othello When Iago tortures Othello with animal images of his wife's supposed infidelity, "were they as prime as goats, as hot as monkeys" (3.3.403), his description so overcomes the Moor that later, in greeting Lodovico, he suddenly blurts out, "Goats and monkeys!" (4.1.256). SIMILE A direct, expressed comparison between two things essentially un ...
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  • Jim Morrison - 1,723 words
    Jim Morrison " The Doors. There's the known. And there's the unknown. And what separates the two is the door, and that's what I want to be. Ahh wanna be th' door. . ." - Jim Morrison Jim Morrison is often thought of as a drunk musician. He is also portrayed to many as an addict and another 'doped up' rock star. These negative opinions project a large shadow on the many positive aspects of this great poet. Jim's music was influenced heavily by many famous authors. You must cast aside your ignorance and look behind the loud electric haze of the sixties music. You must wipe your eyes and look through the psychedelic world of LSD. Standing behind these minor flaws, you will see a young and very ...
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  • Main Street By Sinclair Lewis - 456 words
    Main Street by Sinclair Lewis Annonymous For as long as I can remember, I've loved to read: short stories, fiction, nonfiction sometimes, even philosophy if nothing else were available. This term I've been given more reading assignments than I can ever remember having to deal with. This term has been extra special because we studied no less than three types of literature: short stories, poetry, and drama. While I was in high school, a short story was a book with less than three hundred pages. This term I learned that even though a short story may be only a few pages long, there are chapters of interpretation, ambiguity, and symbolism to understand. In 'The Lottery' by Shirley Jackson, I foun ...
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  • Perception Of Death - 560 words
    Perception Of Death Trying to understand a poem when first reading it is very difficult. One must read the poem several times to understand the author's point. It is important to concentrate on grammatical structures and rhyme schemes. This essay will compare the work of Dylan Thomas' "Do not go gentle into that good night" to the work of Andrew Hudgins' "Elegy for My Father, Who Is Not Dead." Both works concentrate on their fathers, as they become closer to death. The authors of the respective poems have different views behind the word "death." Within the poem "Do not go gentle into that good night", Thomas speaks on how one should value life. He feels as though life is something special an ...
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  • Sonnet 64 - 1,162 words
    Sonnet 64 Derived from the early Petrarchan form, William Shakespeare's sonnets maintain an iambic pentameter however implore an uncharacteristic rhyme scheme and have a final couplet with such strength that the whole character of the form is changed creating a clear thought division between the twelfth and thirteenth line. Shakespeare's style unique sonnet style became, in his time, the predominate English form. However, some poems such as John Keats' On First Looking into Chapman's Homer retained the classic Italian form.(Crowell pg 945) Shakespeare's Sonnet Sixty-Fourhold's true to the classic Shakespearean sonnet form, having three quatrains and a finalizing couplet. Utilizing the techni ...
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  • Tract By Carlos Williams - 1,081 words
    Tract By Carlos Williams GILT ON A SAD HEIGHT The poem Tract by William Carlos Williams, on the surface, is a criticism of an ostentatious funeral (Geddes 37). However, the poem does have a strong hidden message. Tract could very well be a direct criticism of Dylan Thomas Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night(Geddes 123) and any other poem like it. In his poem, William Carlos Williams criticizes poets like Thomas for using too many stylistic formalities, thereby obscuring their poetrys true literal content. He also scolds them for placing themselves into the poetry when, in his view, there really is no place for them there. Finally, he ends with an offering of recourse for all the poets like ...
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