He	  	  Had	  Such	  Quiet	  Eyes	  	                                         Bibsy	  ...
 	  	  	                                   THE POET	  	  	  	  	  	                                    Bibsy	  Soenharjo	 ...
                     	                                                  THE CONCEPT MAP OF THE POEM• The	  poem	  deals	  ...
 	  	                                                He	  	  Had	  Such	  Quiet	  Eyes	  	                                ...
 	                                                 He	  	  Had	  Such	  Quiet	  Eyes	  	                                  ...
 	                                                    He	  	  Had	  Such	  Quiet	  Eyes	  	                               ...
   	    	    	                                                                     SETTING	    	    	  PLACE	    	        ...
 	  	  	                                                      PERSONA	  	  	  	                                           ...
 	  	                                                                        THEMES	  	  	  	                       DECEPT...
 	                               MESSAGES	  	  	  	         LEARN	  FROM	  MISTAKES	  	             •    We	   must	   be	...
 	  	                                  MORAL	  VALUES	  	  	  	     DO	  NOT	  BE	  FOOLED	  BY	  APPEARANCE	  O	  SWEET	 ...
 	  	                                                                     TONE	  AND	  MOOD	  	  	  	                     ...
          	           	                        LANGUAGE	  AND	  STYLE	           	                                        ...
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He had such_quiet_eyes

  1. 1.       He    Had  Such  Quiet  Eyes     Bibsy  Soenharjo         He    had  such  quiet  eyes     She  did  not  realise     They  were  two  pools  of  lies     Layered  with  thinnest  ice     To  her,  those  were  quiet  eyes   Were  breathing  desolate  sighs     Imploring  her  to  be  nice     And  to  render  him  paradise         If  only  she’d  been  wse   And  had  listened  to  the  advice     Never  to  compromise     With  pleasure-­‐seeking  guys     She’d  be  free  from  “the  hows  and  whys”        Now  here’s  a  bit  of  advice     Be  sure  that  nice  really  means  nice     Then  you’ll    never  be  losing  at  dice     Though  you  may  lose  your  heart  at  one    or  twice          
  2. 2.         THE POET             Bibsy  Soenharjo       • An   Indonesian   peot,   well-­‐versed   in     Indonesian,  English,  French  and  Dutch     • Her   poems   are   characterized   by   rhymes   ,     wit,  verbal  puns  and  alliteration     • Her   imagination   draws   the   readers   into     the  world  of  fantasy  and  surprises       • Her  sense  of  humor  is  engaging.                
  3. 3.     THE CONCEPT MAP OF THE POEM• The  poem  deals   Language:   free   A  place  where  a   with    the  issue   verse;   flows   man    can  charm   of  deception  in   gently   and   freely   and  seduce  a   • The  Third     as   the   poet   society,   lady   Person   narrates.   especially    in   (Stanza  1&2)   Ryhmes   matters    of  the   Personification     • The  Poet   heart.   Metaphor   (Stanza  3)     SETTNG  • It  is  about    a   woman  who  has     been  deceived     Language  and  Style   PERSONA     by  man  ‘with     quiet  eyes’.   • Deception     He    Had   • The  love  • The  woman  was   THEMES     OVERVIEW   Such  Quiet   trap   blinded  by  the     man’s  quiet  eyes       Eyes   • Wisdom     who  actually   wants  to  h  ave   pleasure  with   MESSAGES     her  only.   TONE  AND  MOOD     MORAL    VALUES  • Readers  are   advised    not  be     • Learn  from   • Sadness  and   mistakes   deceived  easily       regrets  due  to   by  outward   • Do  not  be  fooled  by     unwise  actions.   • Appearances   appearances   outward     can  be   • Didactic:  when   appearances  or  ‘   deceptive     the  persona   sweet  talk’   gives  advice  in       • Listen  to  advice   stanza  3.       •        
  4. 4.       He    Had  Such  Quiet  Eyes     Bibsy  Soenharjo     STANZA  1     He    had  such  quiet  eyes     She  did  not  realise     They  were  two  pools  of  lies     Layered  with  thinnest  ice   To  her,  those  were  quiet  eyes     Were  breathing  desolate  sighs     Imploring  her  to  be  nice     And  to  render  him  paradise         Meaning:     • the    first  line    describes  a  man  as  having  ‘quiet  eyes’     • the  woman  saw  the  man  as  a  harmless  human  being.     • To  her,  the  man  had  good  intentions  towards  her.       • But  the  truth  is  that  the  man  just  wanted  pleasure  from  the   woman.              
  5. 5.     He    Had  Such  Quiet  Eyes     Bibsy  Soenharjo       STANZA  2     If  only  she’d  been  wise   And  had  listened  to  the  advice     Never  to  compromise     With  pleasure-­‐seeking  guys     She’d  be  free  from  “the  hows  and  whys”           Meaning:     • The  stanza  expresses  a  wish.       • Now  the  young    woman  realizes  the  awful  truth.     • The  woman  was  not  being  wise  and  she  was  deceived  by  the     man.     • The  poet  notes  that  if  the  young  woman    had  listened  to  the   advice  given,  she  would  never  give  in,  nor  would  she  have  so     many  questions  and    regrets  afterwards.              
  6. 6.     He    Had  Such  Quiet  Eyes     Bibsy  Soenharjo         STANZA  3          Now  here’s  a  bit  of  advice     Be  sure  that  nice  really  means  nice     Then  you’ll    never  be  losing  at  dice     Though  you  may  lose  your  heart  at  one    or  twice         Meaning:     • The  main  idea  of  this  stanza  is    advice  for  the  readers.     • Here  the  poet  is    didactic  and  advices  the  reader  not  to  be     deceived  by  appearances     • A  person’s  true  character  is  revealed  over  time.     • Caution  will  benefit  us  especially  when  it  involves  feelings.                
  7. 7.         SETTING      PLACE     • No  specific    physical  setting.     • It  can  be  a  quiet  place  in  town    or     city,  where  a  man  charms    a  lady     into  believing  him  and  to  fall  in  love     with  him.           TIME       • Probably  a    quiet  evening.     • Set  in  the  present.           SOCIAL  SETTING     • Middle-­‐class,  young  working       people.                
  8. 8.         PERSONA         Two  Personas:     a) Stanza  1  &  2  :  the  persona    is  the  third  person  (  the     one  who  observes  the    folly  of  the  young    woman       being  seduced)     b) Stanza  3                  :  the  persona    is  the    poet.                              
  9. 9.       THEMES         DECEPTION   THE  LOVE  TRAP    • From  this  poem,    a  young    woman    is     • This  is  a  twin  theme  which  snares     lured  by  the  insincere  charm  and   the  unwary  and  the  innocent.   romantic    pretences  of  a  man.     • Taken  in  by    the  charms  of  the  • The    young  woman  is  deceived  by  a   opposite  sex,  many  people  fall  in     man  who  deliberately    sets  out  to   love,  only  to  be  duped.     woo  her  to  satisfy  his  own  bad   intentions  and  not  because  of  love.         WISDOM     • This  theme  is  portrayed    in  the     poem.     • One  can  learn  from  one’s  mistake     and  learn  to  discern  right  from   wrong.     • It  is  the  beginning  of  maturity.       • It  is  also  wise  to  listen  to  good     advice  to  prevent  us  from  making     too  many  mistakes  in  life.        
  10. 10.     MESSAGES         LEARN  FROM  MISTAKES     • We   must   be     able   to     learn   from   our     mistakes.     • We   should   not     give   up   and   lose   our     heart  if  we  make    a  mistake  as  it  gives  us   the  opportunity  to  be  more    experienced.           APPEARANCES    CAN  BE  DECEPTIVE     • We  must  be  careful    about  whom  we  trust     and  how  much  we  can  trust  them.     • We   must   be   alert   with   someone’s     outward   appearances,   personality   or   disposition  as  they  can  be  very  deceiving.     • We  cannot  simply  believe  a  person  at  face     value,   as   this   means   that   we   are   gullible     and  thus  easily  deceived.              
  11. 11.       MORAL  VALUES         DO  NOT  BE  FOOLED  BY  APPEARANCE  O  SWEET  TALK     • We   must   be   careful   about   whom   we   trust   and   how   much   we     can  trust  them.     • We   must   be   alert   with   someone’s   outward   appearances,   personality  or  disposition  as  they  can  be  very  deceiving.     • We  cannot  simply  believe  a  person  at  face  value,  as  this  means     that  we  are  gullible  and  thus  easily  deceived.             LISTEN  TO  ADVICE     • A  wise  person  will  always  listen  to  advice  given.     • Seeking   counsel   and   advice   helps   a   person   to   make   the   best     decision  or  choice.     • A  good  advice  will  save  from  doing  unwise  actions  and  time.     • Appreciate   that   people   have   good   intentions   when   they   give     advice.          
  12. 12.       TONE  AND  MOOD         SADNESS  AND  REGRET     *This  is  based  on  Stanza  2.     *The  persona    sounds  sad  and  regret  due     to  the  unwise  taken  by  the  woman.     *The  woman  in  the  poem  also  sounds  sad     and  regretful  of  what  had  happened  to   her.             DIDACTIC     *This  is  based  on  Stanza  3.       *The  persona    sets  a  didactic    tone    when   she  gives  advice  to  the  woman  and  to  the     readers       *the  tone  is  also  gentle  throughout  the     poem.        
  13. 13.       LANGUAGE  AND  STYLE     Personification     Language   • The  man’s  eyes  become  alive  as  they  ‘    were     breathing  desolate  sighs’  ,  like  a  human     • Free  verse  and  speaks  in  a  conversational     being.    style.   • The  sad  and    pleading  look  the  man  gave   •  The  lines  flow  gently  and    freely  as  the  poet   the  victim  tugs  at  her    heart  and  she  gives  in    narrates  the  poem.   to  him.       Metaphor    • The  poet  describes  the  man’s  eyes  as  “two  pools  of  lies”.  We  can  almost  visualize  the  man’s  eyes   as  two  inviting  clear    pools  of  water,  charming    the  young  woman  into  believing  everything  that  he     says.     • “layered  with  thinnest  ice”  indicates  that  the  man  hid  his    true  intentions  well  that  the  woman     was  totally    deceived.    In  real  life,  when  the  ice  breaks  ,  it  may  cause  a  lot  of    damage  to  the  victim.    •  “  losing  at  dice”  refers  to  the  gambles  a  person  takes  when  making  a  decisions.  The  poet   compares  making  wrong    or  harmful  choices  in  life  to  throwing    the  dice  in  a  board  game.         Alliteration       Rhyme   • The  sound  ‘s’  is  repeated  throughout  the  • The  last  word    in  every  line  of  the    poem     poem.     ends  with  the  pronunciation  ‘a  I  z’  or  ‘a  I  s’,       This  could  imply  that  the  man  in  the  poem  is   for  example,  lines  1-­‐2  (  eyes/realize);  and   • lines  14-­‐15  (  advice/nice)     like  hissing  snake:  dangerous,  sneaky  and     cunning.    

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