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Metaphors and Repetition in Do Not Go Gentle Into That Fantastic Night In Dylan Thomas' "Do Not Go Gentle Into That Fantastic Night," the speaker is a child speaking about his aging father and begging to struggle against death. The son knows that death is the inevitable end to each life, but feels one should not give up to departure too readily. By utilizing metaphor, imagery, and reproduction, Thomas strengthens the son's message that aging men see their lifestyles with sudden clarity and realize how they might have lived happier, more successful lives. These guys rail against destiny, fighting for much more time to set things right. The son uses black and also the ending of afternoon as metaphors for death. He tells his dad "old age should burn and rave" at death rather than grow dim and peacefully slip away. The dark and light comparison is also utilized to create a vibrant picture of dying men struggling to keep the darkness at bay. "The dying of the light" brings a sudden, short illumination to old men so that they see their lives obviously when it is too late...