Another view is that Father has sinister plans and has established an alliance with the "night voices" who are curiously giggling in the glen. The sounds may be those of humans—crazies or criminals—who the father wants to let inside the house at the appropriate moment. Alternatively, they may be nocturnal animals such as foxes or wolves.
The father's decision to sit down makes sense if you remember that he is old and his body needs rest before another day's work. He does not want to offend the night voices by refusing to sit with them so he chooses a place where he can watch them without being seen himself.
It is interesting to note that even though the father is old, there are still times when he feels strong emotions such as fear and anger. These emotions are shown through his actions—he refuses to sit with the voices because they make him feel uncomfortable rather than because of some plan he has devised to catch them.
Culture affects how we view events such as this one. In ancient Greece, it was common for older people to spend the night listening to the noises made by animals in their territory; these were called sygons. They used this information to predict future weather and agricultural conditions. This practice still exists today in countries such as Japan and India.
In modern Europe, we call these activities "noise pollution".
According to one reading of the poem, the narrator is a youngster who died in a home fire with their family. The child's ghost looks to be lingering in the house, maybe aware of their awful end as well as the tragic destinies of their parents and siblings. This interpretation fits with how the poet has presented young John since his birth: he seems like an ordinary little boy until the last moment when he is engulfed by flames.
Another possible interpretation is that the narrator is an adult male who died in the fire. He sees himself in a mirror and hears voices talking about the future. But since he is dead, there isn't much he can do about it so he gives up and goes to sleep. In this case, the phrase "burned out of house and home" would still apply to the family he leaves behind because they will eventually move into another house.
A third possibility is that the narrator is a female who died in the fire. She feels sad but not hopeless about her fate and decides to wait for someone she loves. When this person comes into view, she calls out their name and rushes toward them. Since she can no longer physically reach them, she uses her voice to tell them what happened and warns them about dying too.
Finally, we could say that the entire family died in the fire.
But you sit so straight and still. "Always looking, always smiling at the door." The poem's final line depicts a scary and unsettling sight of the father. In this verse, it is stated that the father appears to be only waiting for something in the dark spot, despite the fact that his child is afraid. This implies that he may have been killed before the end of the poem.
Also, the father seems to be ignoring his son who has run away from him. This shows that he is probably not happy about this incident. Finally, night voices are said to come from "the dead" so maybe they are calling for their father, since he is not with them?
So, all in all, we can conclude that this poem is about a father who has been killed before the end of the poem. His children are scared of what might happen next so they stay inside the house by themselves which causes them to hear strange noises in the dark. These noises are probably what called out for their father, but he cannot answer because he is gone.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's "Night Voices" depicts a boy's terror of hearing someone speaking in the night. Someone is mumbling in the middle of the night. The child fears it may be a ghost but realizes when voices go on too long for ghosts they must be human beings. Thus reassured, the child falls asleep.
This poem was written in 1872 when Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was only fifteen years old. He used his father's pen name, "A. Conan Doyle," which is also the name of his series of novels starting with The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
His father wanted him to become a lawyer but young Arthur showed an interest in medicine so he could help people. He wrote short stories about a London doctor who solved mysteries. When he turned twenty-one, he went to study medicine at Edinburgh University. However, he didn't like medical school and instead studied literature and philosophy. His father then suggested that he write up his experiences as a physician and send them in to a newspaper called The Lancet. This is how he got started writing fiction books that became best sellers.
After several successes, he decided to change directions and write serious novels. They were very successful too! In fact, he created one of the first crime fiction characters named Sherlock Holmes.
The speaker in Dylan Thomas' "Do not go gentle into that good night" is an anonymous narrator whose father is dying, and he represents anyone who's ever lost a loved one. He warns them not to be swayed by hope or fear as his father is taken away.
The poem is composed of four stanzas with three lines in each stanza. The first two stanzas tell what life was like for the narrator when his father was still alive: he had a busy career as a radio broadcaster and also traveled around the world delivering speeches. Then suddenly his father dies and the third stanza begins: "Now my father's gone/ I must carry on/ Do not go gentle into that good night/ Though the night is dark and full of dangers/ Lest you forget how far you have to go/"
The last line is probably most famous because it's the closing words of Shakespeare's Sonnet 18. But the poet actually wrote another sonnet earlier called "Do not go gentle into that good night" so there's no surprise here!
These are just some of the many famous quotes from poets that don't belong to anyone particular. Did you know they make up half of all quotations? The other half are phrases from speakers mentioned in articles or books.