By  A.Samad Said THE DEAD CROW
POLLUTION AROUND US! HELP US TO TAKE CARE OF OUR ENVIRONMENT!
THE FILTHY AIR IS THIS THE AIR OF THE FUTURE?
THE DEAD CROW He saw a dead crow in a drain near the Post Office, He saw an old man gasping for air And a baby barely able...
The Poet   –  A. Samad Said <ul><li>His full name is Abdul Samad Muhammad Said. </li></ul><ul><li>Born in April 1935 in Du...
SYNOPSIS <ul><li>The poet is deeply concerned about the effects of pollution on the future generation. </li></ul><ul><li>H...
LITERARY MEANING STANZA 1 Wealth cannot buy health if pollution still takes place. The poet can’t understand why many peop...
<ul><li>The poet wants clean air for his grandchildren </li></ul><ul><li>He wants the forests to be undisturbed so that th...
THEMES <ul><li>Air pollution </li></ul><ul><li>Deforestation </li></ul><ul><li>Responsibility </li></ul>MORAL VALUES <ul><...
ONLINE LEARNING <ul><li>A.  Samad  Said </li></ul><ul><li>Notes & Activities </li></ul><ul><li>The Dead Crow on  YouTube <...
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The Dead Crow

  1. 1. By A.Samad Said THE DEAD CROW
  2. 2. POLLUTION AROUND US! HELP US TO TAKE CARE OF OUR ENVIRONMENT!
  3. 3. THE FILTHY AIR IS THIS THE AIR OF THE FUTURE?
  4. 4. THE DEAD CROW He saw a dead crow in a drain near the Post Office, He saw an old man gasping for air And a baby barely able to breathe In a crowded morning clinic This land is so rich Why should we suffer like this? I want clean air For my grandchildren I want the damned fools To leave the forest alone, I want the trees to grow, The rivers run free And the earth covered with grass. Let the politicians plan how we may live with dignity Now and always
  5. 5. The Poet – A. Samad Said <ul><li>His full name is Abdul Samad Muhammad Said. </li></ul><ul><li>Born in April 1935 in Durian Tunggal, Melaka. </li></ul><ul><li>A respected and acknowledged Malaysian writer. </li></ul><ul><li>He received the Sasterawan Negara Award in 1985, the Asean Award in 1993 and the Sasterawan Nusantara Award in 1999. </li></ul>
  6. 6. SYNOPSIS <ul><li>The poet is deeply concerned about the effects of pollution on the future generation. </li></ul><ul><li>He is shocked with the disappearance of clean air, natural forests and free flowing river. </li></ul><ul><li>He holds the politicians accountable for planning a cleaner environment for the future generation. </li></ul>
  7. 7. LITERARY MEANING STANZA 1 Wealth cannot buy health if pollution still takes place. The poet can’t understand why many people must suffer in a rich country. Shows that pollution affects people’s well beings. The poet is troubled to see the clinic crowded with sick people. Pollution affects all-both young and old. The man is sad to see an old man & a baby having breathing problems. Pollution has affected the animals. The poet is upset to see a dead crow. IMPLICATIONS LITERARY MEANING
  8. 8. <ul><li>The poet wants clean air for his grandchildren </li></ul><ul><li>He wants the forests to be undisturbed so that the trees can grow </li></ul><ul><li>He wants the rivers to flow freely </li></ul><ul><li>He wants the earth to be covered with grass </li></ul><ul><li>He suggests that politicians should think of way to solve the pollutions problems so that people can live decently now and forever </li></ul>STANZA 2
  9. 9. THEMES <ul><li>Air pollution </li></ul><ul><li>Deforestation </li></ul><ul><li>Responsibility </li></ul>MORAL VALUES <ul><li>Man must not pollute the environment </li></ul><ul><li>Man must not destroy the forest </li></ul><ul><li>The authorities must ensure we have a safe environment to live in. </li></ul>
  10. 10. ONLINE LEARNING <ul><li>A. Samad Said </li></ul><ul><li>Notes & Activities </li></ul><ul><li>The Dead Crow on YouTube </li></ul>
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