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He Has Such Quiet Eyes

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He Has Such Quiet Eyes

  1. 1. He Had Such Quiet Eyes by Bibsy Soenharjo3/31/2012 1
  2. 2. He Had Such Quiet Eyes by Bibsy Soenharjo He had such quiet eyes She did not realize They were two pools of lies Layered with thinnest ice To her, those quiet eyes Were breathing desolate sighs Imploring her to be nice And to render him paradise 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’ Now here’s a bit of advice Be sure that nice really nice Then you’ll never be losing at dice Though you lose your heart once or twice3/31/2012 2
  3. 3. He Had Such Quiet Eyes by Bibsy Soenharjo He had such quiet eyes She did not realise3/31/2012 3
  4. 4. They were two pools of liesLayered with thinnest ice3/31/2012 4
  5. 5. To her, those quiet eyes Were breathing desolate sighs Imploring her to be nice And to render him paradise3/31/2012 5
  6. 6. If only she’d been wiseAnd had listened to the adviceNever to compromiseWith pleasure-seeking guysShe’d be free from ‘the hows and whys’3/31/2012 6
  7. 7. Now here’s a bit of adviceBe sure that nice really niceThen you’ll never be losing at diceThough you lose your heart once or twice 3/31/2012 7
  8. 8. SYNOPSIS• This poem is about a girl who falls in love with the wrong boy. She is fascinated with his eyes that seem to lure him to give him paradise. The man has a pair of quiet eyes that she does not realise they are not that quiet. As she is ‘charmed’ by the eyes, she does not listen to the advice given by other people who are concerned with her behaviour. In the end, she realises her mistakes and is broken hearted.3/31/2012 8
  9. 9. THEME• Betrayal of love• Personal experiences• Relationships that are meaningful3/31/2012 9
  10. 10. MORAL VALUES• Don’t be naive and believe everything we are told especially in matters of the heart.• Be wise when choosing friends.• Falling in love is normal but one should be careful.• We must learn from the experience of other people.• We should be very careful not to give in our principle in order to please other people.3/31/2012 10
  11. 11. TONE, MOOD, ATMOSPHERE• Reflective• Sad and happy• Sympathetic3/31/2012 11
  12. 12. POINT OF VIEW• Second and third person points of view3/31/2012 12
  13. 13. LANGUAGE & STYLESimple and easy to understandSimple style with rhyming scheme3/31/2012 13
  14. 14. MEANING OF WORDS• sighs – long, deep audible breaths• eyes – a pair of organs of sight• advice – guidance• desolate – unhappy and uninhabited• pleasure-seeking – looking for a feeling of happy satisfaction• dice – a small cube with each side having a different number ranging from 1 to 6• layered – arranged in layers• lies – intentional false statements• realise – become aware• compromise – agree• paradise – heaven• render – provide or give help• imploring – begging desperately• wise – having knowledge and good judgment3/31/2012 14
  15. 15. Exercise 1a. What does the phrase ‘two pools of lies’ refer to?• ………………………………………………………………………….b. Which lines show that the man is saying “I love you, and if you love me, prove it!”• ………………………………………………………………………….• ………………………………………………………………………….c. Which stanza shows that there is a sense of regret?• …………………………………………………………………………d. What do you understand by the phrase “the hows and whys”?• ………………………………………………………………………….• …………………………………………………………………………. 3/31/2012 15
  16. 16. Exercise 2a. What does the phrase ‘thinnest ice’ imply?• …………………………………………………………………………….• …………………………………………………………………………….b. In this poem, the poet talks about the betrayal of a young girl’s feelings for a boy. She believes in his sincerity to her as he had pleaded to her to surrender to him. Write the two lines depicting this.• …………………………………………………………………………….• …………………………………………………………………………….c. What is the main theme in this poem?• ………………………………………………………………………………d. What did you learn from this poem? Explain.• ………………………………………………………………………………• ……………………………………………………………………………… 3/31/2012 16
  17. 17. Answers He Had Such Quiet Eyes• Exercise 1 a. The eyes are compared to deceit. b. Imploring her to be nice And to render him paradise. c. Stanza 2 d. The ‘hows and whys’ is compared to a situation where one gets hurt emotionally and tries to solve the problem.• Exercise 2 a. dangerous b. To her, those quiet eyes Were breathing desolate sighs Imploring her to be nice c. Deceit d. We sometimes encounter people who have ill intentions towards us. We should take precaution against them.3/31/2012 17
  18. 18. Form 4 Students, good luck for your 2nd Topical Test Love Always, Po Po Tun3/31/2012 18

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