Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night
Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night Symbolism, Imagery, & Allegory
There’s more to a poem than meets the eye.
Sunrise and Sunset
This poem begins with a reference to "that good night," and we spend most of the poem watching one sunset after another, one nightfall after another. When the sun does appear, it speeds across the...
Lightning, Meteors, and Other Things that Fall From the Sky
Bolts of lightning, blazing meteors, and other images of light and fire captivate our attention in this poem about living with intensity. Life is no "brief candle" here; it's a blazing bonfire, a t...
The Best of Men
"Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night" begins with an address to an unknown listener and ends by revealing that this listener is the speaker's father. In between these direct addresses, however, t...
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