Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night by Dylan Thomas

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Who is the speaker in "Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night?  

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The speaker in Dylan Thomas's famous poem reveals very little about him or herself. Throughout the poem, the speaker is exhorting those in "old age" to "rage" against the inevitability of death. While the speaker accepts that it is dignified to know when death is the only unavoidable truth, he or she does not want the old to simply go "gentle" into it, without fighting.

In the final stanzas of the poem, it is explained to an extent why the speaker feels this way. As it transpires, the speaker is addressing the poem to his own father. As such, it becomes clearer to us...

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