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A poem by A.Samad Said

A poem by A.Samad Said

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  • 1. By A.Samad Said THE DEAD CROW
  • 2. POLLUTION AROUND US! HELP US TO TAKE CARE OF OUR ENVIRONMENT!
  • 3. THE FILTHY AIR IS THIS THE AIR OF THE FUTURE?
  • 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. The Poet – A. Samad Said
    • His full name is Abdul Samad Muhammad Said.
    • Born in April 1935 in Durian Tunggal, Melaka.
    • A respected and acknowledged Malaysian writer.
    • He received the Sasterawan Negara Award in 1985, the Asean Award in 1993 and the Sasterawan Nusantara Award in 1999.
  • 6. SYNOPSIS
    • The poet is deeply concerned about the effects of pollution on the future generation.
    • He is shocked with the disappearance of clean air, natural forests and free flowing river.
    • He holds the politicians accountable for planning a cleaner environment for the future generation.
  • 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.
    • The poet wants clean air for his grandchildren
    • He wants the forests to be undisturbed so that the trees can grow
    • He wants the rivers to flow freely
    • He wants the earth to be covered with grass
    • He suggests that politicians should think of way to solve the pollutions problems so that people can live decently now and forever
    STANZA 2
  • 9. THEMES
    • Air pollution
    • Deforestation
    • Responsibility
    MORAL VALUES
    • Man must not pollute the environment
    • Man must not destroy the forest
    • The authorities must ensure we have a safe environment to live in.
  • 10. ONLINE LEARNING
    • A. Samad Said
    • Notes & Activities
    • The Dead Crow on YouTube