"The Final Adventure"-- comparative essay on two poems: "Ulysses" by Alfred, Lord Tennyson and "Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night" by Dylan Thomas

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The Final Adventure The child crept closer to the strange bed. So many bizarre machines and tubes. Her mother was crying, but her mother's mother was dying. The child doesn't know what to think, it this good or bad? Her mother said it was good, that Grandma had been sick and this will make her suffering end. But if this is so good, why is everyone crying? This is the scene in many children's lives …

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…able to solve. Even though poets can put their feelings into words that move us toward an understanding, they know little more than the small child watching her bed-ridden grandmother sink into a permanent sleep. Works Cited Lord Tennyson, Alfred. "Ulysses". Literary Culure: Reading and Writing Literary Arguments. L. Bensel Myers. Simon and Schuster Custom Publishing: 1999. Thomas, Dylan. "Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night". Class Handout. http://www.pressroom.com/~tae/gentle.htm.