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.

32 comments:

  1. VERY NICE EXPLAINED

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  2. very good keep it up

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  3. gud xplanation......

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  4. just like as teacher explains

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  5. pass kara deve bs!!

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

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

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  8. VERY NICE!!! THANKS 4 THE EXPLANATION

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  9. 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 :)

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  10. Wish I had such a brilliant teacher like this

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  11. brilliant Explanation !!!!
    Thank you :)

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

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  13. 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

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    1. past and present by T.HOOD

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  14. 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.

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

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

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  17. I Dont understand anything!! Lol.. :P

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  18. M Pakistani students learn this poem in 10th standard

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