Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night by Dylan Thomas

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Why did Dylan Thomas choose the title "Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night"?

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This is an interesting question if properly examined because, while the simple answer is that actually Thomas didn't give his work this title, this leads us on to the broader topic of the lack of titles in Thomas's poetry as a whole. Put simply, Thomas didn't seem to be a fan of putting titles on his poetry—or even on his collections of poetry. His collection 18 Poems , for example, gives no indication on the front cover of what the reader can expect inside, and all of the poems in it are similarly without titles. They are known by their first lines, as was historically the case with a lot of poetry. Think about Shakespeare's sonnets, for example—they are numbered, but not named, and are generally known...

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