Historicism analysisI need to analyze this poem with 10 differenty theories summerizing on each one with this poem. A bit confused because I am not sure how to put into words for each theory....

Historicism analysis

I need to analyze this poem with 10 differenty theories summerizing on each one with this poem. A bit confused because I am not sure how to put into words for each theory.

queer/gender- I figured out this one

New Historicism

Historicism

Feminist

Biographical

Psychologocal

Psychosexual

New Criticism

Deconstruction

Reader Resonse

Please help!

 

1 Answer | Add Yours

lentzk's profile pic

Kristen Lentz | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted on

Biographical-- Thomas wrote "Do Not Go Gently Into That Good Night" for his dying father.  Thomas' father had been very robust and strong, so watching him become old and weak was, of course, incredibly difficult for Thomas.  Thomas' father had also served in the army, so Thomas' charge in the poem for his father to fight and "rage against the dying of the light" speaks to his father's military background. 

We’ve answered 318,960 questions. We can answer yours, too.

Ask a question