Dylan Thomas wanted his poetry to be read aloud. Discuss the poetic elements he used to make his work especially appealing when heard.
The poetry of Dylan Thomas is richly evocative of the sounds and sights of Nature - particularly those of his native country of Wales where the countryside meets the sea. In works such as 'Under Milk Wood' he also successfully evokes the mini stories and accents of the native Welsh people he used to hear around him. To do this, he bravely experimented with new effects and language forms, mixing simile, metaphor, adjective, noun, alliteration and onomatopaeia all together. 'The words 'slow-black, crow-black' in a describing situation is novel and eccentric but works beautifully, as does 'fishing-boat bobbing sea.'
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