Does "Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night" seem contrived or straitjacketed by the villanelle form?

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The villanelle is a highly structured form utilizing much repetition that can easily lead to contrived, formulaic poetry. If not used carefully, the villanelle will call too much attention to the form and not enough to the content; the repeating lines could become overbearing. The form consists of 19 lines: 5 tercets followed by 1 quatrain, with the first and third lines of the first tercet alternating at the end of every following tercet, until both come together in the last two lines of the final quatrain. The first lines of all of the stanzas rhyme, as well as the second lines of all of the stanzas, resulting in only two rhymes for the whole nineteen lines: ABA ABA ABA ABA ABA ABAA. One key for a successful villanelle, therefore, is creating memorable first and third lines in the first tercet that can bear such repetition and even be transformed by the repetition. In addition, the poet must carefully set up the first two lines of each stanza to form a complete thought in order to...

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