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Bhiksu University of Sri lanka,
Anuradhapura.
Department of Languages
English Literature – Poetry
Rev. Nivitigala Sumitta
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Neither the crash
Of the morning waves
Nor the sunlight singing of wind
Can drown
His yelps
Three boys, one puppy
A rope
T...
His agony rips
Dark holes in your eyes
And helpless anger
Twists in your hand as
The rope nooses tighter
The thin stick be...
The sand fills his eyes
The sand fills his nose
The sand fills his ears
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And though your tears
Taste salt in my mouth
The alien years
Have rotted my tongue
Into i...
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And people swim
In the sunlit sea
It’s an ordinary day
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I hear a sudden cry of pain!
There is a rabbit in a snare:
Now I hear the cry again,
But I cannot tell from
where.
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Sabbe tasanti dandassa
sabbe bhayanti maccuno
Attanam upamam katva
na haneyya na ghataye
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Sabbe tasanti dandassa
sabbesam jivitam piyam
Attanam upamam katva
na haneyya na ghataye
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1. the practice of getting sexual pleasure
from being physically hurt
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•compare SADIS...
2 the enjoyment of sth that
most people would find
unpleasant or painful
• masochist (noun)
• masochistic (adjective)
•Come prepared for a speech on
“Man’s inhumanity to animals”
(3 minutes)
•Write an appreciation on the poem
“On the beach”...
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On the beach by Anne Ranasinghe
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On the beach by Anne Ranasinghe

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This is a wonderful simple poem composed by Anne Ranasinghe, who was a jewish woman at birth and fled to UK to escape from Nazi persecution. She met a Sri Lankan professor there and they married and returned to Sri Lanka. AR had a tough time in her childhood days and she was naturally very much concerned about the violence, particularly of the Man's inhumanity to animals. This simple poem discusses about how a little puppy is tortured by three fun loving young boys at the beach. AR is very much moved by this dastardly insane behaviour of the three boys.

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On the beach by Anne Ranasinghe

  1. 1. 7/2/2014 sumitta2012@gmail.com 1
  2. 2. Bhiksu University of Sri lanka, Anuradhapura. Department of Languages English Literature – Poetry Rev. Nivitigala Sumitta (Senior Lecturer in English 7/2/2014 sumitta2012@gmail.com 2
  3. 3. Neither the crash Of the morning waves Nor the sunlight singing of wind Can drown His yelps Three boys, one puppy A rope Torture on the beach. 7/2/2014 sumitta2012@gmail.com 4
  4. 4. His agony rips Dark holes in your eyes And helpless anger Twists in your hand as The rope nooses tighter The thin stick beats harder Then they throw sand 7/2/2014 sumitta2012@gmail.com 5
  5. 5. The sand fills his eyes The sand fills his nose The sand fills his ears
  6. 6. 7/2/2014 sumitta2012@gmail.com 7 And though your tears Taste salt in my mouth The alien years Have rotted my tongue Into immobility
  7. 7. 7/2/2014 sumitta2012@gmail.com 8 And people swim In the sunlit sea It’s an ordinary day
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  17. 17. I hear a sudden cry of pain! There is a rabbit in a snare: Now I hear the cry again, But I cannot tell from where.
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  22. 22. Sabbe tasanti dandassa sabbe bhayanti maccuno Attanam upamam katva na haneyya na ghataye
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  24. 24. Sabbe tasanti dandassa sabbesam jivitam piyam Attanam upamam katva na haneyya na ghataye
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  27. 27. 1. the practice of getting sexual pleasure from being physically hurt ------------------------------------- •compare SADISM (noun) •enjoyment from watching or making sb suffer •a need to hurt sb in order to get sexual pleasure ----------------------------------------
  28. 28. 2 the enjoyment of sth that most people would find unpleasant or painful • masochist (noun) • masochistic (adjective)
  29. 29. •Come prepared for a speech on “Man’s inhumanity to animals” (3 minutes) •Write an appreciation on the poem “On the beach” By Anne Ranasinghe
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