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A Refusal To Mourn The Death, By Fire, Of A Child In London

Dylan Thomas

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Added by: paul lee
one of the greatest poems in the english language it is almost of one breath tumbling down in a cascade of images based on a denial, a refusal to mourn until...
he has to enter his own death
he refuses to 'poetize' her death as he does so anyhow with some of the greatest images ever: the round zion of the water bead and the synagogue of the ear of corn....
to hear him read it in the voice that is the greatest poetic voice of all time is unforgettable
there is no second death
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a-b-c-a-b-c rhyming scheme in each stanza
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a-b-c-a-b-c rhyming scheme
biblical references
death is majestic
Added by: Norman of Stormin
Thomas refuses to weep, refuses to mourn, refuses to tarnish the beauty of the death of the child. She died for the cycle to continue; she died to return her body to nature. The splendor of this peom comes from its enduring cosmic truths. Though our bodies may die to complete the cycle, our spirits shall live on for eternity. Death, then, is not an evil force of nature which must be feared or mourned, but a benevolent force that should cause rejoicing. The child's suffering has ended and now she is at peace forever.
Added by: Stephanie
i think that it would be preety sad if your or a child has passed away in a fire

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