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BIS3013 INTRODUCTION TO ENGLISH LITERATURE (PJJ) SEMESTER 2 SESSION 2012/2013 INDIVIDUAL ASSIGNMENT 2 (20%) (Deadline: week 11) Provide

your own close analysis of any ONE (1) of the two the poems below. Remember that your interpretation must be based on word choice, form, structure and/or other poetic elements found in the poem. (There is no word limit for this analysis). Poem 1: Manji your handsome face now worn and weary lined with irreconcilable grief your hands calloused and thick always smelling of sweet chappati your breasts heavy and sobbing continuously cradling the head of your son trying to wrench one last breath from his cold lips your cries are lost in the sea of flowers sweet spiraling heady incense and the luminous veils of grieving Punjabi women (manji is the Punjabi word for grandmother) By Bernice Chauly

Poem 2: LIFE

Life is but a passing glimpse A small frame of time out of many Too short for Pleasure Too long for Suffering Its a sand of uncertainties Of Happiness, Sadness Apprehension Its the eternal cycle of Fate Sometimes motherly, sometimes a tyranny Its but a shadow play And we the insignificant puppets Playing the short scripts of Destiny Directing our little histories Applauded by Death. By Lajiman Janoory

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