Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night by Dylan Thomas

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(Poetry for Students)

Is there another group, beside the old and dying, that you think should "rage"? Write a poem to stir up their emotions.

Try writing a villanelle about advice you would like to give to your parents. Start with two lines that express your main idea independently of one another and then follow Thomas' structure.

Give some examples of public figures who are wise men, good men, wild men, and brave men. Give examples of wise women, good women, wild women, and brave women. Explain how they fit into what the poem has to say.