Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night by Dylan Thomas

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Using LIDDS which three should I use in a compare/contrast essay of the poems "To the Mercy Killers" and "Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night"? LIDDS = language imagery diction details syntax...

Using LIDDS which three should I use in a compare/contrast essay of the poems "To the Mercy Killers" and "Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night"?

LIDDS =

language

imagery

diction

details

syntax

"To the Mercy Killers" by Dudley Randall

"Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night" by Dylan Thomas

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In these two poems, imagery seems to be most important.

The images in both poems are very powerful. Randall uses some rather difficult images to describe the speaker's decaying body:

Even though I be a clot, an aching clench,
a stub, a stump, a butt, a scab, a knob,
a screaming pain, a putrefying stench,
still let me live, so long as life...

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