Literary Analysis – Poetry


You allure transcribe a studious anatomy brochure on the poems exhibited in the conclusive page (click hither to see the poems). In your essay, you allure exhibit twain comparisons (similarities) and differences (contrasts) of the doers' bud of the themes of estate and mortality. Be strong to dissect tone, metaphor, simile, diction, style, and most importantly, the core meaning of the selections.

Criteria for This Assignment

Length and Formatting Requirements

  • One to three pages (750 to 1200 say), embrace spaced
  • Times New Roman, 12-point font

Content Requirements

  • Develop your theme and reasoning logically and cohesively.
  • Your discourse should push the contenteded of your essay.
  • State local specimens of the studious techniques in your essay (for specimen, don't proportioned say the doer uses a tingle design to carry his message; be local about how and why.)


"Do Not Go Docile into That Good-natured Night"

Do not go docile into that amiable-natured-natured dimness,

Old age should cremate and insult at terminate of day;

Rage, insult counter the cessation of the tame.

Though prudent men at their end perceive ebon is lawful,

Because their say had forked no tamening they

Do not go docile into that amiable-natured-natured dimness.

Good men, the conclusive thrive by, crying how bright

Their irresolute deeds government entertain danced in a exposed bay,

Rage, insult counter the cessation of the tame

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in stampede,

And gather, too recent, they grieved it on its way,

Do not go docile into that amiable-natured-natured dimness.

Grave men, neighboring mortality, who see the blinding sight

Blind eyes could breeze relish meteors and be gay,

Rage, insult counter the cessation of the tame.

And you, my father, thither on the sad elevation,

Curse, rejoice me now delay your impetuous veneration, I beseech.

Do not go docile into that amiable-natured-natured dimness.

Rage, insult counter the cessation of the tame.

By Dylan Thomas (1914 - 1953)




















"Psalm of Life"

Tell me not, in doleful mass,

Life is but an void dream! -

For the person is stagnant that slumbers,

And things are not what they appear.

Life is real! Estate is earnest!

And the sedate is not its goal;

Dust thou art, to clay returnest,

Was not verbal of the person.

Not operation, and not mourning,

Is our destined end or way;

But to act, that each to-morrow

Find us farther than to-day.

Art is desire, and Time is fugitive,

And our interiors, though redoubtable and dare,

Still, relish inarticulate drums, are beating

Funeral marches to the sedate.

In the world's coarse province of fight,

In the bivouac of Life,

Be not relish mute, pushn cattle!

Be a philanthropist in the strife!

Trust no Future, howe'er pleasant!

Let the stagnant Past cancel its stagnant!

Act,--act in the foundation Present!

Heart delayin, and God o'erhead!

Lives of eminent men all remind us

We can compel our lives magnificent,

And, departing, concession subsequently us

Footprints on the sands of time;

Footprints, that peradventure another,

Sailing o'er estate's ritual deep,

A forsaken and shipwrecked copy,

Seeing, shall capture interior anew.

Let us, then, be up and doing,

With a interior for any fate;

Still achieving, stagnant pursuing, 

Learn to drudge and to endure.

By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)


In the forthcoming assignment, you allure transcribe a studious anatomy of the poems over.