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Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night

Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night

  

by Dylan Thomas

Analysis: What's Up With the Title?

There isn't one – that's what's up with the title! This famous villanelle, the poem for which Dylan Thomas is best known, was left untitled by the poet. Like most untitled poems, it's usually referred to by its first line in quotation marks. For some of our theories on what the first line means and how it's put together, see the "Detailed Summary" and the "Quotes and Thoughts."

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