Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Casabianca (Explanation with Reference to Context)

1. The boy stood on the burning deck,

Whence all but he had fled;

The flame that lit the battle’s wreck

Shone round him o’er the dead.

Reference to Context:

These lines have been taken from the poem “Casabianca” written by Felicia Dorothea Hemans.

In the poem poetess conveys the message of bravery, sacrifice, responsibility, patriotism and discipline through the story of Casabianca.

Explanation:

In these lines poetess tells that Casabianca was standing on the board of the ship which was on fire. He was standing alone while all others had left the ship. The flames of fire rising on all sides. These flames were shining over dead bodies of the soldiers killed in the battle.

2. Yet beautiful and bright he stood,

As born to rule the storm,

A creature of Heroic blood

A proud, through child – like form.

Reference to Context:

These lines have been taken from the poem “Casabianca” written by Felicia Dorothea Hemans.

In the poem poetess conveys the message of bravery, sacrifice, responsibility, patriotism and discipline through the story of Casabianca.

Explanation:

In these lines poetess tells that the boy stood on the board of the ship inspite of burning flames. He looked very hardsome in the light of these flames. It seemed that he was born to govern over storms. He had inherited nobility from his fore fathers. Though he was of tender age, he looked brave and proud to carry out the command of father.

3. The flames rolled on – he would not go

Without his father’s word

That father faint in death below

His voice no longer heard.

Reference to Context:

These lines have been taken from the poem “Casabianca” written by Felicia Dorothea Hemans.

In the poem poetess conveys the message of bravery, sacrifice, responsibility, patriotism and discipline through the story of Casabianca.

Explanation:

In these lines poetess says that flames rushed at Casabianca. But he had resolved not to leave the place unless his father permitted him. His father was laying dead in the lower part of the ship so his voice could be heard no more.

4. He called aloud: “Say father! Say

If yet my task is done?”

He knew no that the chief tain lay

Unconscious of his son.

Reference to Context:

These lines have been taken from the poem “Casabianca” written by Felicia Dorothea Hemans.

In the poem poetess conveys the message of bravery, sacrifice, responsibility, patriotism and discipline through the story of Casabianca.

Explanation:

In these lines poetess tells that the boy called his father in a loud voice. He asked whether, the duty assigned to him was complete or not. He did not know that commander of the ship was unaware about the condition of his son.

5. “Speak father!” Once again he cried.

“If I may yet be gone”!

And but the booming shots replied,

And fast the flames rolled on.

Reference to Context:

These lines have been taken from the poem “Casabianca” written by Felicia Dorothea Hemans.

In the poem poetess conveys the message of bravery, sacrifice, responsibility, patriotism and discipline through the story of Casabianca.

Explanation:

In these lines poetess tells that the boy again cried and asked his father if he could go. He wanted to say more but his voice was drowned in the midst of heavy noise of guns and the flames rushed on very fast.

6. Upon his brow he felt their breath,

And in his waving hair,

And looked from that lone post of death,

In still, yet brave despair.

Reference to Context:

These lines have been taken from the poem “Casabianca” written by Felicia Dorothea Hemans.

In the poem poetess conveys the message of bravery, sacrifice, responsibility, patriotism and discipline through the story of Casabianca.

Explanation:

In these lines poetess says that the flames rushed at the boy. He felt their heat on his fore head and in waving hair. Though he knew, that his death was near but he stood quite and calm. He looked around him from place of death with bold heart though he was disappointed.

7. And shouted but once more aloud

“My father! Must I stay”?

While o’er him fast, through sail and shroud

The wreathing fires made way.

Reference to Context:

These lines have been taken from the poem “Casabianca” written by Felicia Dorothea Hemans.

In the poem poetess conveys the message of bravery, sacrifice, responsibility, patriotism and discipline through the story of Casabianca.

Explanation:

In these lines poetess says that the boy once again cried out in loud voice. He wanted to know if it was necessary for him to stay there. Just then the flames rushed through sails and ropes.

8. They wrapt the ship in splendour wild,

They caught the flag high,

And streamed above the gallant child,

Like banness in the sky.

Reference to Context:

These lines have been taken from the poem “Casabianca” written by Felicia Dorothea Hemans.

In the poem poetess conveys the message of bravery, sacrifice, responsibility, patriotism and discipline through the story of Casabianca.

Explanation:

In these lines poetess tells that the flames surrounded the ship and covered it on all sides. They even reached the flag which was flying very high. They also surrounded the brave boy like the flag’s shadows in the sky.

9. There came a burst of thunder sound,

The boy oh! Where was he?

Ask of the winds that far around

With fragments strewed the sea.

Reference to Context:

These lines have been taken from the poem “Casabianca” written by Felicia Dorothea Hemans.

In the poem poetess conveys the message of bravery, sacrifice, responsibility, patriotism and discipline through the story of Casabianca.

Explanation:

In these lines poetess tells that suddenly a loud noise was heard there and no one can imagine that where the body of brave boy was. Only the winds could say which were blowing around the boy that where was he.

10. With mast and helm and pennon fair,

That well had borne their part;

But the noblest thing which perished there,

Was that young faithful heart!

Reference to Context:

These lines have been taken from the poem “Casabianca” written by Felicia Dorothea Hemans.

In the poem poetess conveys the message of bravery, sacrifice, responsibility, patriotism and discipline through the story of Casabianca.

Explanation:

In these lines poetess tells that part played by mast, rudder and the flag flying on mast is praise worthy. But the noblest thing which died there was the young obedient and disciplined heart, that was Casabianca.

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48 Responses to “Casabianca (Explanation with Reference to Context)”

Anonymous said...
January 20, 2011 at 11:11 AM

VERY NICE EXPLAINED


Anonymous said...
April 22, 2011 at 4:22 AM

very good keep it up


ranbir said...
May 15, 2011 at 10:58 PM

it's too good.


Anonymous said...
May 16, 2011 at 10:38 AM

gud xplanation......


sanjayshah said...
May 17, 2011 at 1:52 AM

very heart touching poem


Anonymous said...
November 16, 2011 at 4:49 AM

just like as teacher explains


Anonymous said...
December 5, 2011 at 6:38 AM

pass kara deve bs!!


Anonymous said...
December 5, 2011 at 11:20 AM

inspiring..poem


Sohina said...
December 6, 2011 at 12:57 AM

GREATLY EXPLAINED...THANKS TO THE NARRATOR...


samarat said...
December 6, 2011 at 2:50 PM

thank you so much for explaining...god bless you......


BLOOMS VEEZE said...
January 2, 2012 at 5:10 AM

VERY NICE!!! THANKS 4 THE EXPLANATION


Anonymous said...
February 15, 2012 at 3:09 AM

soo irreponseble


shivani sharma said...
February 21, 2012 at 9:19 PM

thanks ! it was of good help! :)


Anonymous said...
March 7, 2012 at 6:04 AM

Thanks! It's an amazing poem, it's even better once you know every meaning of every line. Great job and God bless you!!
Thanks again :)


imstudent said...
March 21, 2012 at 10:42 AM

really helpfull


Anonymous said...
April 30, 2012 at 10:54 AM

Wish I had such a brilliant teacher like this


jass said...
May 15, 2012 at 3:35 AM

brilliant Explanation !!!!
Thank you :)


Anonymous said...
July 3, 2012 at 6:49 AM

thanks for the explanation..........i wish you could give some questions&answers.....please try


Anonymous said...
July 3, 2012 at 7:06 AM

please try to do so in the following poems along with questions&answers:
a.the highwayman by alfred noyes
b.past and present
and i will give you the other ones afterwards first do theseand please fast


Anonymous said...
July 3, 2012 at 7:10 AM

past and present by T.HOOD


rajnish meena said...
September 21, 2012 at 2:52 PM

its nice,thx..its help me :)


kanak T said...
November 25, 2012 at 2:06 PM

Thanks to the lovely poem, simple yet so deep in meaning, the young boy's courage and utter obedience to his father's words are so touching. The faith in his father's words cast a spell on the little boy so much that he believed nothing else, not even the engulfing fire.


Anonymous said...
December 18, 2012 at 11:37 AM

thanks alot....


Madan Chimariya said...
April 3, 2013 at 5:08 AM

it would be better if you could present the analysis from the point of view of "Female romanticism"


Anonymous said...
June 6, 2013 at 5:01 AM

are u all Pakistanis???
if yes than in which grade u came up with this poem


akash gopinath said...
September 13, 2013 at 6:25 AM

supper


Shloka Sriram said...
September 17, 2013 at 8:35 AM

I Dont understand anything!! Lol.. :P


Shloka Sriram said...
September 17, 2013 at 8:36 AM

No.... Indiann!! :)


Anonymous said...
September 18, 2013 at 9:08 AM

M Pakistani students learn this poem in 10th standard


Anonymous said...
January 21, 2014 at 6:13 AM

nice s


Anonymous said...
March 2, 2014 at 10:05 AM

I agree


Anonymous said...
April 9, 2014 at 4:43 AM

thanx...!


Anonymous said...
September 16, 2014 at 4:52 PM

Very helpful


Anonymous said...
December 10, 2014 at 9:41 AM

Thanks for this grostesque explanation. The last stanza of the poem is really tragic but this distinct boy is the synecdoche for responsibility ,patriotism and other virtues.


Anonymous said...
February 10, 2015 at 4:06 AM

very good


Anonymous said...
February 10, 2015 at 4:08 AM

I had learnt it when I was in school... hmm... I liked it


Anonymous said...
February 10, 2015 at 4:11 AM

oh


Mukesh Jangid said...
February 17, 2015 at 4:26 AM

I liked it very much. With best wishes.
THANKS


Anonymous said...
April 3, 2015 at 8:33 PM

gud....


Anonymous said...
September 11, 2015 at 2:32 AM

very good explanation.my 6th standard daughter understand easily.the poem is in her syllabus of ICSE.thank you.


Unknown said...
September 15, 2015 at 1:59 AM

Veeeeerrrrryyyy much thannnnnnkuuuu for such a nice explaination


Anonymous said...
September 15, 2015 at 9:53 AM

Very nice explanation, but just one thing. Casabianca was the name of the father. The name of the son was Giocante.


Anonymous said...
November 23, 2015 at 2:41 AM

its awesome , my eyes were filled up by this explanation & thannnnnkuuuuuuu


sneha mondal said...
November 23, 2015 at 2:47 AM

its awesome , my eyes were filled up & thannnkuuu , it helped me a lot.


SYED AKHTAR HUSSAIN said...
November 24, 2015 at 9:56 AM

The boy Casabianca might be a loyal and obedient soldier, but he was not an obedient or loyal son to his father. Because, a soldier always look forward for the farther order of his commander, but a son: never things of leaving his father in a critical situation. If father is dead, injured or unconscious, the son will remain with him and never ask to leave rather he would prefer to die with his father.


Unknown said...
January 30, 2016 at 11:41 PM

This form directly touches my heart.Some would think and say that casabianca was a foolish boy or like that,he didn't jump but he was very obedient to his fathers words.It is said that a "Captain dies or sinks with its ship".


Mohammad Amaan said...
April 10, 2016 at 1:04 AM

Very very nice...very sad also for da boy ������


Anonymous said...
April 20, 2016 at 2:53 AM

GR8


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