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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, writer’s 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.




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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.



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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
   Don’t bring shame
   On us.



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3.0 GRAPHIC ORGANISERS




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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 writer’s 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 it’s 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 it’s 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. It’s 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 writer’s 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.

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       “I hear my being dance from ear to ear” is the poet’s 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 can’t do
anything to change it. Sometimes younger people die. Sometimes a person gets
very sick. Nothing can keep this person’s 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 didn’t 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 doesn’t 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.



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5.0 CONCLUSION



       After we finish up our assignment, we’ve 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 author’s feelings. The
author’s 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.




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6.0 REFLECTION




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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 i’ve 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 we’re selected. She told me to reading about the poet’s 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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NAME      : 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,
writer’s 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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       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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Literary Terms.Retrieved.Retrieved August 13, 2011 from,

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