Creator / Dylan Thomas

Oh as I was young and easy in the mercy of his means,
Time held me green and dying
Though I sang in my chains like the sea.

Dylan Thomas was a Welsh poet, born in 1914 and dead by 1953. His poetry is notable for its tendency towards obscurity, its gothic, surreal tone and its rhythmic, infectious cadence. His most famous poem is the Trope Namer for Do Not Go Gentle.

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His life and work give examples of the following tropes...

  • Infant Immortality: Purposefully averted. A handful of his poems ("A Refusal to Mourn the Death, by Fire, of a Child in London" and "The Conversation of Prayer", to name a couple) deal with dead children.
  • Religious Horror: Much of his poetry is grotesque, an effect he achieved by juxtaposing religious imagery with descriptions of filth and decay.

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