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Poem What Has Happened To Lulu

Poem What Has Happened To Lulu: Meaning, Themes, Moral Values and Moral Lesson

Stanza One
What has happened to Lulu, mother?
The persona (the child) is asking his/her mother about his/her older sister, Lulu.

What has happened to Lu?
The question is repeated but using the name
“Lu” (showing that the child and Lulu are very close)

There’s nothing in her bed but an old rag-doll
Lulu is not in her bed. Only her rag-doll is there

And by its side a shoe
There is a shoe (Lulu’s) by the side of the bed.

Stanza Two
Why is her window wide, mother,
The persona is asking his/her mother about Lulu’s bedroom window that is wide open

The curtain flapping free,
The curtain is moving because of the wind from the open window

And only a circle on the dusty shelf
Where her money-box used to be?

Lulu’s money-box is also missing (sign of a circle where the money-box was)

Stanza Three
Why do you turn your head, mother,
The persona is asking his/her mother why she turns her head away from him/her

And why do tear-drops fall?
He/She asks why mother is crying

And why do you crumple that note on the fire
Why does his/her mother crumple the note she is reading and throw it into the fire (in the fire place)

And say it is nothing at all?
The mother simply says that there is nothing to worry about.

Stanza Four
I woke to voices late last night,
The persona tells his/her mother that he/she woke up from his/her sleep because he/she heard some people talking

I heard an engine roar.
He/She also heard the sound of a vehicle at that time

Why do you tell me the things I heard
Were a dream and nothing more?

The persona is asking his/her mother why she says what he/she heard were only in his/her dream

Stanza Five
I heard somebody cry, mother,
In anger or in pain,

The persona tells his/her mother that he/she also heard someone cry in anger or in pain

But now I ask you why, mother,
You say it was a gust of rain.

But when he/she asks his/her mother, she says it is just the sound of the rain.

Stanza Six
Why do you wander about as though
You don’t know what to do?

The persona is asking his/her mother why she is walking or moving aimlessly as if she is nervous, worried and in panic.

What has happened to Lulu, mother?
Again, the persona is asking his/her mother about Lulu.

What has happened to Lu?
The repeated question shows that the child is really missing his/her sister / is worried about her / in confusion.

THEMES:
 Family love
 Family values
 Grief
 Adult versus child

MORAL VALUES:
 Love and care
 Responsibility
 Helpfulness
 Honesty
 Co-operation

MORAL LESSONS:
 Honesty is the best policy
 We should help others in need
 Two heads are better than one
 Many hands make light work
 We have to show our concern towards our family members
 Blood is thicker than water

Based on the persona’s observations:
Stanza 1: Lulu is missing
Old rag-doll & Lulu’s shoe

Stanza 2: Lulu’s open window & flapping curtain
A circle on the dusty shelf

Stanza 3: Mother is crying
Mother crumples the note

Stanza 4: Voices late at night
Engine roar

Stanza 5: Somebody cried in anger/pain

Stanza 6: Mother is wandering / looking worried

Poem What Has Happened To Lulu: Muat Turun Nota
Nota Ringkas: Tingkatan 5

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Poem A Poison Tree

Poem A Poison Tree: Meaning, Themes, Moral Values and Moral Lesson

Meaning
Stanza 1
Opens with how the persona was angry with his friend. He told his friend about his anger and the anger then disappeared. The persona then goes on to describe a scenario when he was angry with his enemy. He did not tell his enemy that he was angry, thus, his anger kept on growing!

Stanza 2
The persona talks more on how his anger grows. He compares his growing anger to a growing plant where he waters the plant with his fears and his tears. However, he did not give it real sunshine. He merely gives smiles and deceitful wiles. A wile is a cunning trick. Here, it suggests that he may be planning some sort of a devious scheme for his enemy- and this deceitful scheme is just like the sunshine for the growing plant.

Stanza 3
Describes how the persona’s efforts eventually bore fruit. The fruit is the apple bright. The enemy clearly recognizes that the fruit belongs to the persona.

Stanza 4
Reveals that the enemy had seen the apple and stole it. The enemy had stolen the apple during the night when it was dark as the “pole” – the North Star was all covered up. Thus, the star was not visible-to guide the enemy out of the danger. The enemy eats the apple and most probably – he dies.

THEMES
Managing Anger
It is not totally wrong to be angry. However, it is rather important for us to know how to deal with anger. If we nurture our anger, it might grow and be harmful to us. In this poem, two ways of handling anger were shown with different outcomes. In the first scenario, the anger disappeared but in the second the anger grew into something aggressive and negative. Importance of Communication

As shown in the poem, if the persona had communicated with his enemy, his anger would have been controlled. However, his refusal to communicate has allowed anger to become something that is very destructive. Therefore it is often better if we can communicate with people on the issues that is bugging us. The poet indirectly is trying to persuade his readers to talk about their anger. We can talk about it not only with our friends but with our enemies too. If we talk, the anger might just reduce and it might just ease our troubles. In turn, it will prevent us from causing hurt unto others.

Moral Values
1. The importance of communicating when there is a misunderstanding- When there is a misunderstanding, we should talk about it to resolve our differences.
2. Harbouring ill feelings against someone- We shouldn’t harbour ill feelings against anyone.
3. Forgiving and forgetting- When there is a misunderstanding, we must forgive and forget.
4. Bottling up ill feelings- Bottling up ill feelings is bad for us and those around us. Keep you emotion in check.

Poem A Poison Tree: Muat Turun Nota
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Poem The Living Photograph

Poem The Living Photograph: Meaning, Themes, Moral Values and Moral Lesson

Meaning
My small grandmother is tall there,
The persona is describing her grandmother in the photograph (tall : healthy & well)

straight-back, white broderie anglaise shirt,
pleated skirt, flat shoes, grey bun,
Her physical appearance (straight-back) & what she wears (very neat & proper) Note: broderie anglaise is French for ‘English embroidery’

a kind, old smile round her eyes.
Her smile shows that she is kind & gentle

Her big hand holds mine,
Her grandmother is loving & caring

white hand in black hand.
The white hand belongs to her grandmother & the black hand is the persona’s (togetherness)

Her sharp blue eyes look her own death in the eye.
Her grandmother’s vision is still good but she is actually dying

It was true after all; that look.
‘that look’ refers to the look of someone dying

My tall grandmother became small.
Her back round and hunched.
Her grandmother’s condition got worse when she was sick and dying

Her soup forgot to boil.
She was too ill to take care of herself

She went to the awful place grandmothers go.
She died

Somewhere unknown, unthinkable.
The place her grandmother was sent to(afterlife) – was a mystery to the persona

But there she is still,
in the photo with me at three,
The persona is looking at the photograph of her grandmother and her when she was three years old

the crinkled smile is still living, breathing.
To her, the memory of her old grandmother is still new and fresh

THEMES:
 Family love
 Appreciation
 Loving memories

MORAL VALUES:
 Love& care
 Appreciation
 Kindness
 Thoughtfulness
 Gratitude

MORAL LESSONS:
 We must try our best to have a good and strong relationship with our grandparents
 We should love and appreciate our elders especially in our family
 We should spend as much time as we can with our loved ones before they die
 We should take photographs with our loved ones and keep them
 We must not forget those who have died
 We must learn to move on and accept life and death as part of life cycle

TIME
STANZA 1 : Present (Looking at the photograph)
STANZA 2 : Past (Remembering what happened)
STANZA 3 : Present (Looking at the photograph again)

Poem The Living Photograph: Muat Turun Nota
Nota Ringkas: Tingkatan 4

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Poem The Charge Of The Light Brigade

Poem The Charge Of The Light Brigade: Meaning, Themes, Moral Values and Moral Lesson

Meaning
Half a league, half a league,
Half a league onward,

A league is an old way to measure distance, and it was equal to about 3 miles. So half a league is roughly a mile and a half– the brigade/battalion was charging forward in the battlefield

All in the valley of Death
The place where many soldiers would die in the battle (very scary & uncertain)

Rode the six hundred.
The exact number of soldiers was 600, riding horses

“Forward, the Light Brigade!
The captain commanded the soldiers to move forward bravely Note: they are called “Light” to separate them from the “Heavy Brigade,” another kind of cavalry unit at the time.Tennyson’s poem is based on real events. In 1854, there was a Charge of the Light Brigade during the Crimean War.

Charge for the guns!” he said.
The soldiers were ordered to attack

Into the valley of Death
The soldiers moved to the battlefield, prepared to fight and to die fighting.The brigade was ordered into the valley, even though they knew that they were going to die.

Rode the six hundred.
Emphasis on the small number of soldiers – few but brave soldiers riding on horseback

“Forward, the Light Brigade!”
Again, the captain commanded the soldiers to move forward

Was there a man dismayed?
Was there any soldier who would lose his courage, be terrified or sad?

Not though the soldier knew
Of course the Light Brigade was too tough and loyal to feel dismayed. These men did not feel discouraged at all. They were ready to do their job, even though the order might be crazy (to meet their death).

Some one had blundered.
The soldiers knew that this charge was not a good idea, that someone had made a mistake.

Theirs not to make reply,
The soldiers were loyal and obedient – they did not talk back to their commander

Theirs not to reason why,
Or to figure out the point of the attack

Theirs but to do and die.
All they could do was to ride and fight and possibly die

Into the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.

Repetition of stanza 1 – to emphasize courage/bravery, loyalty, commitment, duty

Cannon to right of them,
Cannon to left of them,
Cannon in front of them

The soldiers were surrounded by enemy cannon on their left, right and front. Bad news for the Light Brigade – they were actually surrounded by enemies.

Volleyed and thundered;
So the huge walls of cannon all around them were firing and making a sound like thunder

Stormed at with shot and shell,
The soldiers in the Light Brigade were being shot at with bullets and big explosives fired from the cannon – a violent, noisy, destructive force that sounded like a storm.

Boldly they rode and well,
These soldiers were not scared of the gunfire. They rode bravely, confidently and with determination. It shows us how heroic these men were.

Into the jaws of Death,
They were ready/willing to die of honour

Into the mouth of Hell
‘Hell’ – suffering and torture but the soldiers were brave

Rode the six hundred.
600 brave/courageous soldiers – men of honour

THEMES:
 Bravery / Courage
 Honour
 War and conflict
 Death and destruction

MORAL VALUES:
 Bravery / Courage
 Loyalty
 Determination
 Confidence
 Honour
 Sacrifice

MORAL LESSONS:
 We must struggle for peace, not war.
 We must be loyal to our superiors.
 Discipline is important in life.
 Always be brave in facing challenges in life.

Poem The Charge Of The Light Brigade: Muat Turun Nota
Nota Ringkas: Tingkatan 4

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Poem Poisoned Talk

Poem Poisoned Talk: Meaning, Themes, Moral Values and Moral Lesson

Who killed cock robin?
The person wanted to know who killed the cock robin (a male bird)

I, said the worm
I did him great harm.

The worm admitted that it killed the bird in a cruel way

He died on the branch of a withered tree
The robin died on a tree that was weak and dying

From the acid soil that poisoned me.
The acid soil was toxic and the worm was affected. The bird was affected too after eating the worm.

Who killed the heron?
The person wanted to know who killed the heron (a bird that feeds on fish)

I, mouthed the fish,
With my tainted flesh

The fish confessed that it killed the bird because the fish was already poisoned or polluted.

I killed tern, duck and drake,
All the birds of the lake.

In fact, the birds that fed on the fish in the lake died because of the poisoned flesh of the fish.

Who killed the lake?
The person wanted to know who killed/destroyed the lake.

I, boasted Industry,
The lake was destroyed by the industry around it

I poisoned with mercury
Fish, plant and weed

Note: Mercury is an industrial waste that is released into the water. This toxic waste killed the fish, plant and weed in the lake

To pamper men’s greed.
To please people who were greedy and selfish, not caring about the environment.

Who killed the flowers?
The person wanted to know who killed/destroyed the flowers

I, moaned the wind,
I prowled unconfined,
Blowing acid rain

The wind sadly admitted that it blew acid rain all over the place, without any control

Over field, flood and fen.
Acid rain destroyed the plants and trees, affected the water and wetland too.

Who killed the forest?
The person wanted to know who killed/destroyed the forest

I ensured that it died,
Said sulphur dioxide
.
The forest was destroyed by sulphur dioxide (gas or liquid from the industrial processes and the burning of coal & petroleum. It dissolves in water to form acid and is harmful to plants and animals.)

And all life within it,
From earthworm to linnet

Sulphur dioxide destroyed all the creatures in the forest, including the worm and the linnet (small bird).

THEMES:
 Destruction of the environment and the wildlife
 Industries lead to destruction
 Development versus environment
 Crime against nature
 Man’s greed versus nature

MORAL VALUES:
 Love and care
 Moderation
 Responsibility
 Concern
 Co-operation
 Kindness

MORAL LESSONS:
 We should protect our environment
 We should be kind and protect plants and animals
 Love nature
 Save our environment

Poem Poisoned Talk: Muat Turun Nota
Nota Ringkas: Tingkatan 3

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Poem What Is Red

Poem What Is Red: Meaning, Themes, Moral Values and Moral Lesson

Meaning Poem What Is Red
Red is sunset
Blazing and bright.
Hot and bright sun

Red is feeling brave
With all your might.

Bravery and strength/power

Red is a sunburn
Spot on your nose

Nose that is burnt by the sun (when you are under the hot sun for too long)

Sometimes red
Is a red, red, rose.

A rose (the flower)

Red squiggles out
When you cut your hand.

Blood that comes out of a cut finger/hand

Red is a brick
Brick that is used to build houses and buildings

And the sound of a band.
Loud and high pitch sound of a musical band

Red is hotness
You get inside
When you’re embarrassed
And want to hide.

The great feeling of embarrassment makes you feel like hiding from other people (Some people blush when they are embarrassed – their faces turn red)

Fire-cracker, fire-engine
Fire-flicker red –

Fire crackers, fire brigade or an unsteady movement of flame like a candle or flickering light (like a police car/ambulance/fire brigade)

And when you’re angry
Red runs through your head.

Your head feels hot with anger (hot temper)

Red is an Indian,
Reference to the native American tribe

A Valentine heart.
Romantic love

The trimmings on
A circus cart

The bright red decorations on a circus cart

Red is a lipstick
The colour of lipstick that women love to wear

Red is a shout
Loud call or cry (to show a strong emotion)

Red is a signal
That says: “Watch out!”

A warning of danger (to be on the look-out / to be alert)

Red is a great big
Rubber ball.

A big rubber ball (small children are always attracted to a red ball)

Red is the giantest
Colour of all.

Red is the most widely seen colour around us / the colour that we will notice immediately around us (‘giant’ already means very big. ‘giantest’ is just to make it sound extremely big)

Red is a show-off,
No doubt about it –

Obviously easy to see/notice/display (Some people use red simply to attract attention – maybe for personal reasons)

But can you imagine
Living without it?

he question emphasizes the fact that our life would be dull and boring without red as a colour in the world.

Themes, Moral Values, Moral Lessons
THEMES:

 Courage
 Red is the warmest of all colors.
 Positive versus Negative
 Prosperity
 Life and vitality

MORAL VALUES:
 Bravery/Courage
 Determination
 Love
 Positive attitude
 Confidence

MORAL LESSONS:
 We should have a positive attitude in our daily life
 Have self confidence in doing everything and anything
 Be brave/courageous in facing the challenges in life
 We must try to control our anger or temper
 We should not be hateful towards others
 We must try to change our bad behaviour

Positive and Negative Traits of Red :
Positive keywords include:

 action
 energy and speed
 attention-getting
 assertive and confident
 energizing
 stimulating
 exciting
 powerful
 passionate
 stimulating
 courageous and strong
 spontaneous
 determined
 Adventure

Negative keywords include:
 aggressive
 domineering
 tiring
 angry
 quick-tempered
 cruel
 fearful
 intolerant
 rebellious
 hateful
 violent

Poem What Is Red: Muat Turun Nota
Nota Ringkas: Tingkatan 2

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Poem My Hero

Poem My Hero: Meaning, Themes, Moral Values and Moral Lesson

Meaning Poem My Hero
Stanza One
My dad’s as brave as a dad can be
The persona makes a statement about his/her father as a brave/courageous person (a father is normally brave)

I rate him Number One,
In his/her opinion, his/her father is the best

He’s not afraid of the dead of night,
His/her father is not scared of the quietest and darkest part of the night

Or anything under the sun.
Or anything that exists around us. (It can also mean that his/her father is not afraid of anything during the day)

Stanza Two
He’s not afraid of a late-night film,
Full of horrors on the telly,

The persona’s father is not scared of watching horror movies on television late at night

And is he afraid of skeletons?
Not dad, not on your Nelly!

He is also definitely not scared of skeletons. (“not on your Nelly!” is a British expression which means “Certainly not!”)

Stanza Three
He’s not afraid of meeting ghosts,
The persona’s father does not fear meeting ghosts (something that most of us are scared of)

He’d even smile and greet ‘em,
He can even smile and greet or talk to the ghosts. (‘em – informal British or American, short form of ‘them’)

And things that scare most dads the most,
My dad could just defeat ‘em.

His/her father can also beat/overcome many things or problems that other fathers are afraid of/cannot do.

Stanza Four
He’s not afraid of vampires,

The persona’s father does not fear vampires

Or a wolf-man come to get him,
Or a wolf-man that is going to attack him

If Frankenstein’s monster knocked on our door,
He wouldn’t let that came to their house. upset him.

He would not be worried or scared even if the horrible Frankenstein’s monster

Stanza Five
My dad’s as brave as a dad can be,
The persona makes a statement about his/her father as a brave/courageous person (a father is normally brave) – it is repeated to emphasize his father’s bravery/courage

And he’s always ready to prove it.
He is willing and confident to show his bravery/courage

So why, when a spider’s in the bath,
Does Mum have to come and remove it?

The persona admires his/her father and is proud of him, but he/she cannot understand why his/her mother has to get rid of a spider (just a small insect) that is in the bathtub. (Perhaps, his/her father is scared of tiny insects!)

THEMES:
 Bravery / Courage
 Heroism
 Admiration
 Father and child
 Leadership by example

MORAL VALUES:
 Bravery / Courage
 Admiration
 Confidence
 Love
 Respect
 Helpfulness

MORAL LESSONS:
 We should appreciate the qualities of our fathers
 We have to be brave/courageous in any situation
 We should show good examples to others
 Parents are brave/courageous in their own ways
 Family unity is important
 We should show our gratitude to our parents by helping them

Stanza 1
 The darkness or quietness of the night
 Anything or everything around him /during the day

Stanza 2
 Horror movies on television at night
 Skeletons

Stanza 3
 Ghosts
 Things that scare other fathers

Stanza 4
 Vampires
 Wolf-man
 Frankenstein’s monster

Stanza 5
 Spider

Synopsis Poem My Hero
The personas admires his father a lot. He describes his father as very brave and not afraid of anything. Due to this, he rates him as Number One. His father who watches horror movies late at night will not be terrified by any scary scenes or skeletons. If any ghost appears in front of him, he will either greet them fearlessly or fight them off. Horror figures, ugly or scary looking creatures do not give him the creeps even if they appear at his door. However, his only weakness is – fear of spiders.

Paraphrase of The Poem
Stanza 1
The persona is very proud of his father. He feels that his father is a very brave man. To him, his father is Number One as his father is fearless and not afraid of the dead of night and anything under the sun.

Stanza 2
The persona says that his father is not afraid to watch horror movies late at night. Horror scenes do not terrify him or hinder his father from watching the movies.

Stanza 3
According to the persona, his father will not be afraid if he encounters ghosts. He is of the opinion that his father would even smile and acknowledge them. In his eyes, his father dares to fight against things that most other dads are afraid of.

Stanza 4
The persona’s father will not be intimidated by horror figures like vampires, wolf-man or Frankenstein’s monster even if they appear at the door.

Stanza 5
The persona says his father is as brave as a father can be and he’s always keen to show it. However, he is curious about something. Whenever his father sees a spider, he will not touch it and mother has to come to help him.

Poem My Hero: Muat Turun Nota
Nota Ringkas: Tingkatan 2

Categories
Poem

Poem Sad I Am

Sad I am Form 1

Poem Sad I Am: Meaning, Themes, Moral Values and Moral Lesson

Stanza One
I am
The persona thinks/feels that he is like…
the ring
from an empty Cola can
The ring of a can which people always throw after opening the can before drinking

the scrapings
from an unwashed porridge pan
The food that is stuck at the bottom of a pan which people scrape off/remove before washing the pan

the severed arm
of last year’s Action Man.
The broken arm of a toy (called Action Man) which was bought/used last year.

Stanza Two
I am
The persona thinks/feels that he is like…

the envelope
The envelope on which the gum is gone
which cannot be used because the glue is not sticky anymore

the Sellotape
where you can’t find the end
The cellophane tape that angers/annoys/ Irritates people because they cannot find the end of it

the toothless stapler, springless bulldog clip
The things that anger/annoy/irritate people such as a stapler that has no bullets/staples in it or a clip that has no spring/grip, so they are useless when people need them

the dried-up liquid paper
that mars instead of mends
The liquid paper that cannot be used anymore because it has dried up. It smudges/dirties the paper (mars) than it helps (mends) to erase/correct the mistake

the stamped addressed reply
that you forgot
to send
The letter (as a reply to someone) which you already wrote the address and put a stamp on, but sadly you forgot to post it!

Stanza Three
I am
The persona thinks/feels that he is like…

the battery in which no charge is left
The battery that cannot be charged at all, so it is now useless

the starter motor which remains inert
The motor/engine that has no power

the tyre on which the tread is worn
The tyre that is already worn out and dangerous to be used, so it has to be replaced with a new one

the sparking plug which shows no sign of spark
The sparking plug that does not work

the carburettor choked by bits and dirt
The carburettor cannot function because it is filled with dirt and dust

the chromium trim from which the shine has gone.
The metal plating that is no longer shiny.

Stanza Four
I am
The persona thinks/feels that he is like… a garden

overgrown with weeds

A garden which is neglected (not being taken care of)


a library book

that no one ever reads
A book in the library that nobody is interested to borrow/read

a stray
that no one thinks to feed
A stray animal that is not being given food by anybody

the piece of good advice
which no one seems to need.
An advice which is very good but nobody wants to follow it.

THEMES :
 Sadness
 Self-pity
 Loneliness

MORAL VALUES :
 Confidence
 Determination
 Positive attitude
 Courage
 Appreciation
 Gratitude

MORAL LESSONS :
 Self-confidence is the key to personal success
 We must be determined to improve ourselves for the better
 Always try to be positive in life
 Be brave/courageous in everything we do
 Appreciate what we have
 Appreciate others
 Be grateful to God for His blessings

FOCUS on FEELINGS:
 STANZA 1 : feeling unwanted
 STANZA 2 : feeling useless
 STANZA 3 : feeling old
 STANZA 4 : feeling neglected

Note :
 The title ‘Sad I Ams’ tells us that the whole poem is about the overall feeling of sadness.
 I Ams is used because ‘I am’ is the beginning of every stanza – used FOUR times in the poem.

Poem Sad I Am: Muat Turun Nota
Nota Ringkas: Tingkatan 1

Categories
Poem

Poem News Break

Poem News Break Form 1

Poem News Break: Meaning, Themes, Moral Values and Moral Lesson

Meaning
Stanza One
Now why so loving,darling,
The persona, who is the parent(father/mother), is asking his/her child the reason for being in a loving mood

And why the sudden kiss?
The child does not usually kiss his/her parent, so the sudden kiss is a surprise

You’d help me with some little jobs?
The persona/parent asks if the child wants to help him/her

For goodness sake, what’s this?
The persona/parent finds the child’s behaviour quite strange / not normal

Stanza Two
Your face is clean for once, dear.
The child’s face is normally dirty but not today

Your clothes without a crease.
His/her clothes are neat and not crumpled/creased

You saved your luncheon money?
The persona/parent is shocked that the child does not spend all the money given to him/her to buy lunch

Will wonders never cease?
The persona/parent finds it amazing and still cannot believe what he/she sees

Stanza Three
No dropping of your school books,
Usually, the child would just drop his/her schoolbooks when he/she gets home

No shrieking, childish treble.
and would be making a lot of noise

Today, you are a lamb, love,
but today, he/she is very well behaved – just like a lamb

Where yesterday a It was just yesterday when
rebel. the child was behaving badly

Stanza Four
But surely you’re some stranger,
The persona/parent still cannot believe that the child is very good today – almost like a stranger

No rage or hullabaloo. The child is not angry or
making a fuss

Come closer, let me look, dear,
The persona/parent asks the child to come nearer to him/her

Can this be REALLY you?
Still, the persona/parent cannot believe the changes in the child today (sudden & drastic changes)

Stanza Five
Now were you struck by lightning
The persona/parent asks jokingly if the child was struck by lightning (something very tragic or dramatic)

Or were you stunned at sport?
Or maybe the child was shocked or surprised by bad sports news


Ah…now I see the reason.

Now, the persona/parent realises the reason for the child’s strange but good behaviour today

You’ve brought your school report!
The child has brought home his/her school report, and from his/her good behaviour, it seems that he/she does not want to be scolded by his/her parent

Note : ‘darling’, ‘dear’ & ‘love’ are terms used by most parents when talking to their children.

THEMES:
 Honesty is the best policy
 Courage
 Respect your parents
 Truth hurts but works
 Hard work pays off

MORAL VALUES:
 Honesty
 Courage
 Determination
 Confidence
 Respect
 Truthfulness

MORAL LESSONS:
 We must struggle for success
 Always speak the truth
 Respect our parents and those older than us
 Always be on our best behaviour

Focus:
 STANZA 1 : Surprise
 STANZA 2 : Confusion
 STANZA 3 : Comparison
 STANZA 4 : Wonder
 STANZA 5 : Realisation

Poem News Break: Muat Turun Nota
Nota Ringkas: Tingkatan 1