Dylan Thomas

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Dylan Thomas

Welsh Poet, wrote poetry and short stories and scrips for filmsBorn October 27, 1914 in uplands of SwanseaDavid John was his father and he had a degree in EnglishHis mother was Florence Hannah, was a seemstress in Swansea Sister, Nancy, 9 years older

Dylan Marlais Thomas was a Welsh poet who wrote poetry and short stories and scripts for films.

PoetryMost Famous Works1. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night2. Fern Hill3. And Death Shall Have No Dominion4. A Childs Chrismas In WalesThomas entered a poem in the school paper and eventually he ended up becoming the school paper editor when he was sixteen. In his teenage years into his young adulthood he produced around 200 poems. Then he became a reporter for the newspaper, but he left eight months later. He had a very verbal style played against strict verses. He decribed his work as his internal struggle and the darkness he experienced to get to the light. Richness, variety, and flexibility shined through his work. Early in his poetic career his work was mysterious and complex in sense but simple in pattern, but his later poems drifted towards the simple in sense but complex down deep.

And Death Shall Have No DominionAnd death shall have no dominion.Dead man naked they shall be oneWith the man in the wind and the west moon;When their bones are picked clean and the clean bones gone,They shall have stars at elbow and foot;Though they go mad they shall be sane,Though they sink through the sea they shall rise again;Though lovers be lost love shall not;And death shall have no dominion.And death shall have no dominion.Under the windings of the seaThey lying long shall not die windily;Twisting on racks when sinews give way,Strapped to a wheel, yet they shall not break;Faith in their hands shall snap in two,And the unicorn evils run them through;Split all ends up they shan't crack;And death shall have no dominion.And death shall have no dominion.No more may gulls cry at their earsOr waves break loud on the seashores;Where blew a flower may a flower no moreLift its head to the blows of the rain;Though they be mad and dead as nails,Heads of the characters hammer through daisies;Break in the sun till the sun breaks down,And death shall have no dominion.

Dylan ThomasAn Incredible Poet with an Epic Story

Thomas was motivated by the sadness and the disfunctiality of his family. His childhod wasn't that good and it was very depressing sometimes.

BIOAs a child he was sick a lot with bronchitis and he had many asthma attacks. Thomas was an introvert and her preferred to read alone in his room than outside playing sports. He was too frail to serve in WWII so he wrote scripts for the government. His formal education began at a dame school. In October of 1925 he attended Swansea grammar school. He eventually joined an amature drama group. He met his wife one night when he was drunk. Although she was dating someone he proposed to her in his drunken stupor, but to his serprise she said yes. They had three children. Llewlyn Edward, Colm Garan Hart, and Aeronwy Thomas Ellis were their three treasures of life. Thomas lived on writing poems and becoming a big hit until he passed away in 1953.


The medic pack symbolizes Thomas because he was sickly in his childhood and he was alive during WWII so it can also symbolize the scripts and short strories he wrote for the radio to broadcast to the public.

Chrisitianity is a symbol of Thomas's work. He says his work was "the record of my individual struggle from darkness toward somemeasure of light..." Christianity symbolizes this because when you accept Jesus you go from a darkness sinful life to the light where you become saved, and this is what Thomas tries to exert to his audience.


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