Summary of “And Death Shall Have No Dominion” by Dylan Thomas

Is writer speaking about the real death or he is speaking about something different?

The poet seems to be performing a service for all those uninteresting with the joyful hope of the final revitalization and rebirth. The initial and last lines of the first stanza states that the death which he died, he died to offense one time and intended for all; however the time he lives, he lives in the direction of God.

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The second stanza pacts with martyrdom, pain and the woe of life, but not to facilitate of the hell from which there is no renaissance. Tormented men may drop devotion, however for all that; they will lavishly climb; for escape is not by devotion but by personality. Those who recline long shall not expire windily below the windings of the huge sea. They shall not bend on racks when muscles give up. Though impecunious to a swing they shall not smash. When trust in their hands shall break in two parts, the unicorn ills shall sprint them through. Yet if their trust tears and all end up, then they shall not break.

This is really inspiring poem for those who are a victim of mental problem. Few people have habit of thinking about the death and not daring to face it. As poet is encouraging them to face all problems with powerful muscles and show death that it is not ended yet. Death will surely run away if someone stands study in its way. Thus poet is suggesting and giving appropriate notations of sea and rock.

People should not lose their hope of living even if it’s too late to think on this subject. Trust, self confidence and devotion can pass any difficulty without any trouble.


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