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ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY II (WAJ 3103)

2011

1.0 INTRODUCTION This assignment is about gain an information and analyse in many side of criteria based on the poem for the meaning and understanding of a variety of texts and give our personal response. Poetry is an art form in which language is used for its aesthetic qualities in addition to, or instead of, its notional and semantic content. It consists largely of oral or literary works in which language is used in a manner that is felt by its user and audience to differ from ordinary prose. It may use condensed or compressed form to convey emotion or ideas to the reader's or listener's mind or ear. It may also use devices such as assonance and repetition to achieve musical or incantatory effects. Poems frequently rely for their effect on imagery, word association, and the musical qualities of the language used. In these tasks, we needed to find two poems based on theme given. After that we are able to describe and understand about the meaning of each stanza of the poems. When we knowing who the poet is and when and where she or he wrote can sometimes provide useful information which will help us to understand what is being said. From the understanding this context can be add greatly to understand and interpretation of the poem. The poems also should be analysing based on their themes, tones, writers mood, message and literary devices. Then we needed to convert it into graphic organizer. Graphic organizer is visual representation of knowledge, concept, idea and many more. It is also design to easy-understand format. Then, based on the poems that we selected, we must to choose one of the poems and write an essay about our personal response. At the last learning, we able to select and read material related to the poems and be able to understanding of a variety of texts and give our personal response. Addition, we also able to manipulated and design a graphic organizer based on the poems we read.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY II (WAJ 3103)

2011

2.0 POEMS BASED ON PERSONAL EXPIRIENCES AND HUMAN INTEREST STORIES THEMES

2.1 THE WAKING

The Waking by Theodore Roethke

I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow. I feel my fate in what I cannot fear. I learn by going where I have to go. We think by feeling. What is there to know? I hear my being dance from ear to ear. I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow. Of those so close beside me, which are you? God bless the Ground! I shall walk softly there, And learn by going where I have to go. Light takes the Tree; but who can tell us how? The lowly worm climbs up a winding stair; I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow. Great Nature has another thing to do To you and me, so take the lively air, And, lovely, learn by going where to go. This shaking keeps me steady. I should know. What falls away is always. And is near. I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow. I learn by going where I have to go.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY II (WAJ 3103)

2011

2.2 THE NIGHT BEFORE GOOD-BYE

The Night Before Good-Bye by Mitsuye Yamada Mama is mending My underwear While my brothers sleep Her husband taken away by the FBI One son lured away by the Army Now another son and daughter Lusting for the free world outside. She must let go. The war goes on She will take one still small son And join Papa in internment To make a family. Still sewing Squinting in the dim light In room C barrack 4 block 4 She whispers Remember Keep your underwear In good repair In case of accident Dont bring shame On us.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY II (WAJ 3103)

2011

3.0 GRAPHIC ORGANISERS

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY II (WAJ 3103)

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY II (WAJ 3103)

2011

4.0 PERSONAL RESPONDS

From the poem that we had analysed, we choose to give our personal response based on the poem The Waking by Theodore Roethke. This poem appears on the surface to be a dissection of the process of sleeping and waking up to a world that is itself a dream. However, further inspection brings up a few interesting transcendental ideas and what appears to be an interpretation of the meanings of life and death. It also serves as an agnostic depiction of what the end of life could be like, and brings up an interesting theory to support it. This poem also allows the readers to draw their own conclusions, while perplexing the mind and causing the readers to think of their own answers to the age old question of what is life and death? From this poem the writers speaks to all people about the balance between our desires to figure out the meaning of life while accepting the fact that the time allotted to human beings to figure out the answer is mostly spent simply like waking and sleeping. For me, I choose this poem because its simple and smooth diction that describes the message very clearly. I can easily understand every stanza on this poem and can be conclude by myself. I also like this poem, The Waking by Theodore Roethke because its definitely brought me to think that our life cannot be separate to the dead and it always around us. Dies is perpetuated by the cycle of life, so that the worlds of the living and the dead are never fully separate. Its related to the nature of the world. Therefore, we should value our short time on this Earth to try and make our own meanings of life. I wake to sleep and take my waking slow; I feel my fate in what I cannot fear. This describes his personal feeling about death being spontaneous and that there is no point of having fear of death. Although the thought of death is very scary and uncomfortable, the eloquence in which the poem is written in gives the reader a comforting feeling. Besides, in this poem the writers said that sleeping is the like a small sample of death, which means we all experience a tiny sample of death each and every night. This poem basically tells the readers to no fear death as we experience it in small quantities every night.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY II (WAJ 3103)

2011

I hear my being dance from ear to ear is the poets description of his mind trying to absorb as much as life, while trying to figure out his purpose. The poem basically describes the human tendencies to think about why we are here and what we are supposed do. To encouraging the journey to the knowledge of what we are, but that the journey is more important than the answer to the question. Moreover, the fact that we will all die someday but what matters is not when, how, or why we die but rather how we live. Therefore, when we have to face our fears sometime so we should try to conquer them and be brave in doing so. All living things including plants, animals and people will die. Especially people, it may be the hardest thing to accept someone lost their beloved person. However, the best that we can do is accepting death as a fact of life. We cant do anything to change it. Sometimes younger people die. Sometimes a person gets very sick. Nothing can keep this persons body working accept hard work from doctors and medicines. Sometimes people die in an accident. This may be the hardest for families to deal with because it happens so fast. When we lost someone that we loved, it hurts. There are no person will be around playing and have fun with us. Last two years, I had a pet. I thought that maybe my cat dies because when I walked into my house, my cat was gone. I was cried because my beloved cat had gone. I search it everywhere but i didnt found it. A few months later, I learn that I need to accept this, and all of things happen to us, God knows and got the reasons. However, that doesnt mean we are stop missing people who died. We must still have continue to our lives, still remember and loving them always. But, if I am going to die someday, the thing that I should do now is life. I will do the best as a child, student and friend to peoples around me. I will do things that they will proud of me before I die. There are many things about death we do not know. We know that it will happen someday to all of us. As a human being, we have to do the best things in our life to get what we want and hopefully the things that we do in our life before we die, got a bless from God. However, we need to remember and believe that there must be some blessing in what had happened.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY II (WAJ 3103)

2011

5.0 CONCLUSION

After we finish up our assignment, weve studied that, poetry is important because it lets the people who think of life more symbolically and meaningfully the ability to express ourselve. Poetry usually shows many ranges from humorousness to the serious struggles of human lives, depending on the authors feelings. The authors write poetry to express things that they could not express otherwise or maybe to remember or they felt about something. So, when we read the poetry that we choose, it is important for us to try to feel what the author is trying to feel. From here, we can find the meaning of the poetry. Some poetry that we know is as plain as day or some poetry we have to really think about and try to relate it. Based on analyze of poem, we studied that before understand the poem, we must read the poem multiple times before to approach it for the deeper meaning. Giving a chance to thoroughly and fully experience the poem is the best way. When there are any unfamiliar words, go instead to focus on the larger meaning of the poem. Search at the dictionary for those unfamiliar words. However, poetry is one of the most difficult and demanding literary works to interpret and understand. Poems range in length, style, theme, and draw out their meaning. Analyze poetry takes practice. Try different poems and different authors may develop our skills. Next, researching the author of a poem will often provide additional insight into the themes and style of his or her work. Besides that, writing personal response based on the poem that have been choosen, can relate ourself or something or someone or anything at all to the poem. A personal response is completely individual. It is all about how we see the poem and what we feel about it.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY II (WAJ 3103)

2011

6.0 REFLECTION

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY II (WAJ 3103)

2011

NAME : FARAH FAZRIYANA BINTI BASRI OPSYEN : PISMP SEM 2 PENGAJIAN MELAYU C

REFLECTION Alhamdulillah, praise to the God with His blessings and permission,i am able to complete this assignment within the time given. First of all, i would like to thank my beloved lecturer, Madam Suliana bt Wan Chik who was helping me completing this assignment for subject English Language Proficiency (WAJ 3103). She has help me correct my work in order to make sure this assignment successfully and follow all the guidelines that she has give. From this assignment, i need to analysis poem that ive choose. Firstly, i and my friends selected two poems and do the graphic organisor based on the poem. Then, we picked one to analyse. From here,i have learn that we have to select a poem that can attempt to analyse.Sometimes the shorter poems are the most difficult poems than the longer poems. Madam Suliana remind us to research poet that were selected. She told me to reading about the poets life,history as the beginning of our analysis. To much easier, i write the basic sentence the part of poem that i remember and make writing on the paper to understand the poem. Besides that, the word that difficult for me to understand, i look up on a dictionary and translate it word by word to bahasa melayu. From here, i follow the outline and i have no trouble completing this assignment. This assignment possesses some benefits and that are very useful to make me as a trainee teacher. Through this cousework, i got a lot of opportunities to read English poem. These opportunities indirectly build up my skills in English. I also would like to thanks my partner ,Fitri Norlida bt Ibrahim and my fellow friends. Finally i had finish on this task before Hari Raya, but there are still lot a work to do to complete other subjects coursework. Thank you.

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY II (WAJ 3103)

2011

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: FITRI NORLIDA BT IBRAHIM

OPSYEN : PISMP SEM 2 PENGAJIAN MELAYU C

REFLECTION Alhamdulillah, praise to the God with His blessings and permission,I am able to complete this assignment within the time given. First of all, I would like to thank to everyone who had involved in helping us doing this coursework. Especially to my English Language Prophiciency lecturer Madam Suliana bt Wan Chik. She always spends time with us to complete this assignment. Besides that, we would like to thank to our mentor that always give us moral support to complete this task. During preparing this course work I feel very happy. It is because I had gained a lot of information on how to analyse poems. In this coursework, we need to complete a task which is find the poem, produce graphic organiser and essays based on the poem that I have choose about my personal response. Since we did this coursework, we learn better in doing graphic organiser. We need to analyze and pick only based on their themes, tones, writers mood, message and literary devices to be put in the graphic organiser. Therefore, I learn how to understanding and read for the meaning of a variety texts and also how to analyse the poem. In this task I have choose poems The Waking by Theodore Roethke. I very like this poem when I understanding it after I read a few time. This poem used a simple and smooth diction that describes the message very clearly and allows the readers to draw their own conclusions. So from my understanding, based on the poem it can relate to the nature of the world and appreciating life. So for me, this poem definitely brought me to remember that the worlds of the living and the dead are never fully separate. I also learn without an experiencing something about myself, I cannot truly identify with it. So this poem also gives me an impact to capture the meaning of life.

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY II (WAJ 3103)

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Furthermore, I also can learn how to write an essay about the personal response base on the poem that I have chosen. This way can helps us in increasing the number of vocabulary especially for the bombastic words and how to give our opinion. Lastly, my partner and I also were being able to collaborate and get guidance from our supervisor. She helped us to identify and correct our mistakes. This assignment also teaches us how to work together in one group and learnt to find information from many sources. We hope that after this, there is an assignment such this assignment given, so we can improve more to be a better man. In the nut shell, we hope our coursework able to follow all the instruction listed.

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How to Analyse Poetry. Retrieved August 13, 2011 from, http://www.suite101.com/content/how-to-analyse-poetry-a121137

Kirszner & Mandell.(2007). Literature: Reading,Reacting, writing (6th ed.). United State of America : Thomson Wadsworth

Literary Terms.Retrieved.Retrieved August 13, 2011 from, http://www.leasttern.com/LitTerms/literary_terms.htm

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APPENDIXES

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