Deconstructive Reading of Dylan Thomas's Poetry
The paper studies four different poems of Dylan Thomas- Our Eunuch Dreams, In My Craft or Sullen Art, Ballad of the Longed Legged Bait, Over Sir John’s Hill -from perspectives of deconstruction. The paper also analyses how Thomas has tactfully exploited literary tools like diction, metaphor and ambiguity in the poems to create meaningful ideas. He has portrayed life, death, sin, redemption and the natural processes in his poems by tactfully exploiting these literary devices and ingenious use of words and imagery. He attempts to convey the diverse themes of the unity of all life, the continuing process of life and death and new life that linked the generations through these poems.
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