Are You Still Playing Flute?

SYNOPSIS The poet is about a lady’s feelings concerning her partner who looks more interested in playing the flute which seems to be his passion. He is seemingly oblivious to what is happening to his family, relatives and friends. The lady feels guilty about imposing on him. THEMES
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Family commitments Priorities in life Neglect of one’s duties

MORAL VALUES
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We should be aware of our family commitments and carry them out properly. Everyone has priorities in, life and we should know what is important and what is not. Following a hobby is good but there is a time for work and a time for play.

POINT OF VIEW
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The poem is the first point of view. The person is addressing another person and describing a situation to him.

LANGUAGE AND STLYE
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Rhetorical question Descriptive and questioning Simple style and no rhyme

TONE, MOOD AND ATMOSPHERE
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Sombre and regretful Serious atmosphere

POETIC DEVICES
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Imagery – e.g. ‘blown by the wind’, ‘depth of my heart’ Alliteration – e.g. ‘fragrance of flowers’ Symbol – e.g. ‘flute’, ‘song’ Repetition – e.g. ‘Are you still playing your flute?’ Figurative Language – Metaphor e.g. ‘The melody concealed in the slime hollow of bamboo – Personification e.g. ‘sick rice field’

MALAY VERSION
MASIHKAH KAU BERMAIN SERULING ~ ZURINAH HASSAN Masihkah kau bermain seruling walau waktu telah terlewat untuk kita bercinta aku semakin terasa bersalah melayani godaan irama lagu yang tersimpan pada lorong halus buluh dikeluarkan oleh nafas seniman diukir oleh bibir diatur oleh jari dilayangkan oleh alun angin menolak ke dasar rasa. Masihkah kau bermain seruling ketika kampung semakin sunyi sawah telah uzur waktu jadi terlalu mahal untuk memerhatikan hujan turun merenung jalur senja mengutip manik embun menghidu harum bunga. Masihkah kau bermain seruling ketika aku terasa mata bersalah untuk melayani rasa rindu padamu di kota yang semakin kusut dan tenat adik-adikku menganggur dan sakit jiwa bangsaku dipecahkan oleh politik saudara diserang bom-bom ganas dunia sudah terlalu tua dan parah. Di sinilah berakhirnya percintaan kita kerana zaman sedang menuntut para seniman hidup di luar dirinya. Thoughts from Tongod Bloggerized by FalconHive | Wordpress Templates Sponsored by Blogger Styles

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