Thursday, 25 April 2013

FIRST YEAR ENGLISH - EXPLANATION WITH RTC

EXPLANATION WITH RTC
(A) RCT (Reference to the Context)
(i) Reference: The Rain by W.H. Davies
Context: This poem is a beautiful description of two natural phenomena; rain and sunshine. 
(ii) Reference:  Night Mail by W.H. Auden
Context: This poem is a beautiful description of a train that carries mails for everyone. 
(ii) Reference: Loveliest of Tress, the Cherry Now by A. E. Housman
Context: This poem is a beautiful description of cherry tree in spring and winter. 
(iv) Reference: O Where are You Going? by W.H. Auden
Context: This poem is an imaginary dialogue between two opposite forces; good and evil. 
(v) Reference: In the Street of Fruit Stalls by Jan Stallworthy
Context: This poem is a symbolic presentation of the world threatened with war and poverty. 
(vi) Reference: A Sindhi Woman by Jan Stallworthy
Context: This poem is a rich tribute to hard work even under a pressure. 
(vii) Reference: Times from Ecclesiastes
Context: This poem tells us that everything happens in this world according to a planned schedule.
(viii) Reference: Ozymandias by P.B. Shelly
Context: This poem shows the pride of man and tells that human beings are mortal but art is not.
(ix) Reference: The Feed by Ahmad Nadeem Qasmi
Context: This poem shows the love of mother for her young ones and criticizes modern science.
(x) Reference: The Hollow Men by T.S. Eliot
Context: This poem satirizes modern men who are leading aimless and worthless lives.
(xi) Reference: Leisure by W.H. Davies
Context: This poem satirizes modern busy men who have no time to enjoy the beauties of Nature.
(xii) Reference: Ruba'iyat by Allama Iqbal
Context: This poem tells the miserable condition of the Muslims and urges upon the need of strong faith. 
(xiii) Reference: A Tale of Two Cities by John Peter
Context: This poem praises the people of Japan for their hard work to regain their lost strength.
(xiv) Reference: My Neighbour Friend Breathing His Last! by Bullah Shah
Context: This poem describes that the death of others creates feelings of fear in us and we remember Allah. 
(xv) Reference: He Came to Know Himself by Sachal Sarmast
Context: This poem tells us that Allah comes on the earth in the guise of His lovers like Mansur.
(xvi) Reference: God's Attributes by Jalaluddin Rumi
Context: This poem describes three limitless attributes of God; "Seeing", "Hearing" and "Knowing".
(xvii) Reference: The Delight Song by N. Scott Monaday
Context:  This poem reflects the inner happiness of the poet due to his good relation with man and nature.
(xviii) Reference:  Love - An Essence of All Religions by Jalaluddin Rumi
Context: This poem suggests that love can solve problems and change adversities into pleasures.
(xix) Reference: A Man of Words and Not of Deeds by Charles Perault
Context: This poem criticizes those lazy people who waste their time and finally meet a tragic end.
(xx) Reference: In Broken Images by Robert Graves
Context: This poem tells that man meditates to know the facts of life but remains curious about them.
(B) EXPLANATION
          These are very reflective and thought-provoking lines. These have many layers of meanings. The surface meaning is simple and easy to understand. However, the hidden meaning is somewhat complex and not easy to discern for a common reader.In these lines the poet says that -----------------------------------.
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