Gentlemen Of The Night


"Acquainted With the Night" and "Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night" are two poems about the night which contain desires, and it is readily said that these two poets offer easily accessible emotion in their verse. For Frost, his emotion was an attainable one because he didn't fill his life with what he considered to be mundane challenges. "The most pronounced instance where my life was influenced by this instinct was when I gave up my work at Harvard," said Frost. It was during the course of attending school that Frost learned that structure, school or otherwise, made him feel restraint to the point of being unable to complete things because they had to be done. In his life as in his ...

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them accessible while never diminishing their significance.
Dylan Thomas' emotion was at times erratic…He used to say, of his poems, that they could be read either softly or loudly, exercising both ends of the spectrum. Thomas' poems were a very real part of his being, expressed throughout the verse. He said of his work, "I let, perhaps, an image be 'made' emotionally in me and then apply to it what intellectual and critical forces I possess..."There is also conveyed what the poet himself described as his "individual struggle from darkness towards some measure of light." This intensely personal quest is balanced, in his writing, by a dedication to the formalities and musicality of poetry unusual in twentieth-century verse.
Both poems possess intellectual, critical and emotional forces that have been harnessed to achieve a desired result, yet they are done in different ways. Frost's is in a natural, flowing narrative voice reading softly, almost passively and Thomas's dares to ...

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is that the restraint of the forms Thomas chooses further intensifies what he has to say. "Rage, Rage," cries Thomas' narrator in "Do not go..." Right away this poem does not deliver a docile feeling nor does it speak quietly. Rage, or wild anger, is an inarticulate emotion that is impossible to express in quiet; so like his earlier indication about his poems this is one that is wild, and read loudly. There's also a sense of struggle when asked to "not go gentle into that good night". This poem is filled with activity as we see, "Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight."
…Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And ...

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