Collected Poems of Dylan Thomas

Dylan Thomas

Dylan Thomas wrote his verse in extremely strict forms that he himself devised, employing rhyme (though mostly slant rhyme) and the more subtle effects of assonance in the formalist tradition, exercising the rigorous control and discipline also inherent in that tradition, although his skilled use of repetition (e.g., “And Death Shall Have No Dominion”, “Fern Hill”, and, of course, “Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night”) and his lines of varying, though strictly determined, length (as in “Fern Hill” and “Poem in October”) achieve the musical qualities to which free verse aspires.

status Copy #1 (6379): in
genre Literature and Fiction » Poetry
publisher A New Directions Book
publish date 1957
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