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The Welsh poetry

Thomas said "One: I am a Welshman; two: I am a drunkard; three: I am a lover of the human race, especially of women".
The main ingredient of his originality is his Welshness. In fact, Dylan Thomas is not a typical representative of the 1930's, because its religious attitude to experience, its romantic conception of the poet's function and love of words and music, were not typical of the English poets of that decade, but they were shared by other Welsh writers.
Thomas defines the poet a man endowed with special wisdom, a sort of religious prophet. This high conception of the poet derives from traditions of Celtic life: a poet could exercise extraordinary spiritual power.
Thomas explores into the process of birth, he is aware of the relationship between sex and birth and he recognizes that what is born also dies. He is concerned with every sort of creation, every human relationship and with the possibility of life after death.

The success of Thomas's poetry is primarily in his style: the language is vigorous and exciting; the ideas are intense and elevated. He uses words, phrases and grammar familiar but arranged in an unusual way. He often gives to the concrete noun an abstract meaning. The verse is highly musical with the frequent use of alliteration and assonance.

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