What do the words "good night" denote?

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The term "good night" in this poem is a euphemism for death. In this passionate and heartfelt poem, Thomas urges his father to fight against dying.

While other poems might recommend people to quietly accept death and to embrace the passage to the other side, Thomas does the opposite. He tells his father repeatedly to "rage" against death as long as possible.

Because the speaker is so adamant in urging his father to fight hard against death and not go quietly, the term "good night" for death becomes ironic. It can't be

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