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  • A Fighter’s Lines-intro

    1. 1. By Marzuki Ali THEFIGHTER’S LINES
    2. 2. • This poem expresses the feelings of the persona who is a former soldier.• He has sacrificed his youth and his strength in the fight for his country’s independence.• He is now old and weak, wheelchair bound and helpless. SYNOPSIS
    3. 3. • His country is facing many challenges and threats.• The persona urges the younger generation to continue the struggle for freedom.• He hopes the young people will unite and be the new ‘voice’ to fight for the country. SYNOPSIS
    4. 4. • worn: tired; weary• sufferings: feeling of pain and unhappiness• forced sacrifices: have no choice but to give up something important and valuable for the country WORD POWER STANZA 1
    5. 5. • crushed: broken• challenge: difficult task• remnants: remains• crippled: disabled• deceit: dishonest behaviour that is intended to trick someone WORD POWER STANZA 2
    6. 6. • rank: lines; row• ancestor:• erect: build• heirs: people who continue the work started by others WORD POWER STANZA 3
    7. 7. • The persona declares that he is old, tired and has no more strength left in him.• He then reflects that sacrifices made when fighting for independence are countless PARAPHRASE STANZA 1
    8. 8. • During that time, they fought with all of their will and as the consequences now he is wheelchair bound• After years of independence, the persona isupset as he sees that the people are tryingto destroy themselves by engulfing intothe world full of lies. PARAPHRASE STANZA 2
    9. 9. • He says that there is nothing much he can doas he cannot control people’s mind as how heonce did holding guns to destroy invaders PARAPHRASE STANZA 2
    10. 10. • Due to the spreading of lies, he now urgesnew generation to speak out their opinionsand fight for their freedom.• He tells us in order to fight for our freedom,first we have to be united, ‘erect a wall of people’regardless of our races or religionsand fight for the sake of our nation’s harmony PARAPHRASE STANZA 3 and 4
    11. 11. • Due to the spreading of lies, he now urgesnew generation to speak out their opinionsand fight for their freedom.• He tells us in order to fight for our freedom,first we have to be united, ‘erect a wall of people’regardless of our races or religionsand fight for the sake of our nation’s harmony PARAPHRASE STANZA 3 and 4
    12. 12. • As most of countries nowadays are aimingto reach the highest level of developments, ourcountry, Malaysia also do not want to miss it out.• But, without we realize, we slowly losing ourmorality and our country slowly engulfing in asea of lies. WHY the poet write this poem?
    13. 13. • He stresses here that if we,as the younger generation cannot findthe way to prohibit the dishonesties and lies,we are putting our country fate in a dangeras this dishonesties can shake the stabilityof our country and the peace it possesses. WHY the poet write this poem?
    14. 14. • That is why in the Stanza 4,he urges the younger generation to be uniteddisregard of the races and religionsto speak out their opinions.• This is important as these lies ableto distract the peace and harmony ofour country and finally lead to fight. WHY the poet write this poem?
    15. 15. • is written in the twentieth century 1. the present: as the persona sits in aTWO wheelchair reminiscing aboutTIME past struggleFRAME 2. the past: when the persona was a a young and strong soldier SETTING
    16. 16. SETTING
    17. 17. • The point of view is based on the persona.• The persona is the speaker in a poem.• The poem is written in the first person of view. (pronoun ‘I’).• He is portrayed as a former soldier or freedom fighter POINT OF VIEW
    18. 18. LET’SSOLVETHEPUZZLE
    19. 19. MERDEKA ! MERDEKA ! MERDEKA !

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