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INSTITUT PERGURUAN KAMPUS

TEMENGGONG IBRAHIM,JOHOR BAHRU

TITLE

: POEM RECITATION

NAME

: NOORAFIZAH BINTI BORHAN

I.C NO

: 810315 04 5196

COURSE

: PGSR / RBT (KOHORT 2)

INTAKE : NOVEMBER 2009 DECEMBER 2013

LECTURER

: MDM. NOR ASHIKIN HNG BT ABDULLAH

DATE OF SUBMISSION: 23 rd DECEMBER 2010

POEM
A FIGHT FOR FREEDOM
So many gave their lives
To keep our country free
But we rarely think about it
We treat it so carelessly
We go about our daily chores
Expecting our freedom to remain
We raise our children, go to work
Thinking life will be the same
But it doesnt all just happen
For when you look back in history
Challenges came to the forefront
Folks fought hard for victory
It seems each generation
Has a challenge that must be met
Luckily there are special folks
Who have goals that are bravely set
So lets all think about them
Lets hold them in high esteem
Pray for the strong brave souls
And what freedom always brings!

MARILYN LOTT

BIOGRAPHY OF THE POET

MARILYN LOTT
(28 May 1942 / Washington State USA)

Marilyn Lott was born in United State of America on 28 th May 1942. Marilyn has
loved poetry her entire life. It started when her parents used to read to her and her
brother the poems from the Jr. Classics.
She and her husband often travel all around America and thats what motivates
her to write poems about her journeys. She has place in Montana of about 20 acres with
pleasant sceneries, including sunrises and sunsets. Apart from that, Marilyn also loves
photography.
She has written hundreds of poems for John McCornack's web pages. John
would send her the gorgeous pictures he has captured, and Marilyn would create
poems that suit the pictures. She finds it quite a challenging task to match the words
with what John wants the picture to portray.
On the whole, Marilyn loves to write about the simplicity of life and how faith and
hope is always there and that tomorrow is a fresh new beginning.

The tone, mood, theme and poets messages


Theme

- The theme set for this poem is about appreciation.

Tone

- Sorrow is the tone suitable for this poem as there are many lives that
have been lost in order to get the freedom.

Mood

- The mood is mourning but at the same time proud of the achievements
of the people from the old generation.

Messages

- Overall, the poem wants todays generation to be aware and sensitive


of the sacrifices made to get the freedom that we enjoy. It also tells that
it requires a lot of determination, courage, and motivation for them to
get the pleasure most of us are having at the present. Therefore, it
invites the people of todays generation to be more appreciative and
remember the hard fight that has been put up. Without them, there
wont be anything like today.

Stanza 1
This stanza reminds us that many people ignore the sacrifices that have been done to
fight for the freedom of the country.

Stanza 2

This stanza tell that we just continue to do our daily routines as if it nothing will happen.

Stanza 3
We have to be aware that before we have the pleasures we are enjoying today, they are
all the result of the hard work by the people before us.
Stanza 4
Each age group has to face certain test at their times, but thankfully the elders have
done much more for our betterment.
Stanza 5
In conclusion, lets remember the sacrifices with pride and pray for the ones that are
gone and appreciate the freedom we have today.

REFERENCE

Lott, M. (2007). A Fight For Freedom. Retrieved on December 16, 2010,


from http://www.poemhunter.com/marilynlott/

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