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The great Victorian poets lacked the fire and passion that we find in the poets of the Romantic period.  Where does...

The Victorians, of course, were influenced by the Romantics, and Romantic poets such as Wordsworth lived long enough to be writing into the Victorian age. However, that being said, Dylan Thomas...

Latest answer posted May 9, 2019 2:16 am UTC

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A note on Dylan Thomas' use of imagery in his poetry.

Dylan Thomas is known for vivid imagery in his poems. This is especially highlighted when his poems are read aloud. Many of his poems feature nature imagery. One example is "Poem in October." The...

Latest answer posted June 13, 2019 4:38 am UTC

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In Dylan Thomas' "The Ballad of the Long-Legged Bait," what is he talking about?

Dylan Thomas' poems are full of symbols and images and this often adds to their complexity and ambiguity. You should also keep in mind there is rarely only one coherent interpretation of a given...

Latest answer posted April 23, 2016 2:17 am UTC

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Dylan Thomas wanted his poetry to be read aloud. Discuss the poetic elements he used to make his work especially...

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...

Latest answer posted March 4, 2010 5:09 am UTC

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How would you analyze "In The White Giant's Thigh" by Dylan Thomas? 

Dylan Thomas’ sensual poem “In the White Giant’s Thigh” is reminiscent of the work of poet D.H. Lawrence in that Thomas interestingly conflates the human body and nature in order to highlight the...

Latest answer posted April 21, 2016 10:34 pm UTC

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How does Thomas show different attitudes to women and girls in Under Milk Wood?

Two of the female characters in the drama 'Under Milk Wood' by Dylan Thomas are portrayed as 'dreamers.' This is a common theme in any literature based in small town locations by authors from...

Latest answer posted September 10, 2013 5:56 pm UTC

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How does Dylan Thomas use imagery in his poems?

In 1934, Dylan Thomas’s first book, 18 Poems (which brought him fame), was published. While other poets of the 30s were mainly focused on social issues, Thomas set about writing poetry dealing with...

Latest answer posted September 25, 2019 1:05 pm UTC

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Dylan Thomas wanted his poetry to be read aloud.Discuss the poetic elements he used to make his work especially...

To answer this question, I'll use Thomas' poem "Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night," as this is a very well-known poem where Thomas speaks to his dying father, telling him to die well and with...

Latest answer posted March 29, 2011 12:27 am UTC

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Can you explain in a paragraph how the hunchback is characterized in Dylan Thomas' poetm, "The Hunchback In The Park?"

In “The Hunchback In The Park,” the main characteristic associated with the hunchback is freedom—specifically the kind of freedom associated with nature. It’s a gritty, but real freedom. Thus,...

Latest answer posted October 21, 2013 6:24 pm UTC

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Interpret "When All My Five and Country Senses See" by Dylan Thomas.

Ultimately, this poem is about understanding love and becoming symbiotic with nature, as symbolized by the "country senses" which augment the five ordinary ones with which each person is imbued....

Latest answer posted May 29, 2018 8:15 am UTC

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If Dylan Thomas were alive today, what would be say about assisted suicide and euthanasia?

Based on his most famous poem, "Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night," I would assume that Thomas would not favor the idea of assisted suicide or euthanasia. In this poem, which is said to be...

Latest answer posted May 1, 2019 2:45 pm UTC

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Can you explain "Windshake of sailshaped ears," "hymning heads," "Argument of hewn voice," and "black sill" in the...

An analysis of “After the Funeral (In Memory Of Ann Jones)” might best begin with a reading of “Fern Hill,” another poem by Dylan Thomas, in which the poet recalls his early life and vacations...

Latest answer posted February 16, 2020 2:46 pm UTC

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How would you describe the narrative style that Dylan Thomas employs in the following stories: "The Trees," "The...

"Peaches" and "A Visit to Grandpa's" are the first two stories in Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog, a collection which forms a kind of autobiography of the writer's younger years. In them, he...

Latest answer posted September 25, 2020 9:18 am UTC

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What is the concept of characterization, comparison and simile?

Characterization is the way in which an author uses description, dialogue, inner motivation, and action in order to shape a character's personality. Comparison is a wide term for rhetorical devices...

Latest answer posted May 31, 2012 4:11 pm UTC

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I already know who Dylan Thomas is; therefore, I need help analyzing his poems. I don't understand what his poems are...

This is a pretty general question, but I will try to answer as well as possible using one of Thomas' most famous poems: "Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night." First, one must realize that...

Latest answer posted March 4, 2009 10:06 am UTC

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