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analysis
 
it is a reflection of si tenggang who has gone overseas and return to his homeland. His perspective of life has widened but basically he is still the same person. |His on people do not accept him and in this poem si tenggang tries to convince them he still respect his poeple and their culture.


Poetic devices
 
Contrast
 
'the physical journey that i traverse is the journey of the soul'
 
personification
 
'the journey was a loyal teacher who was never tardy'
'the country that alienated me'
 
assonance
 
'journey of the soul'
'to a country collected'
'....growled.......mother and granmother'
'estranged by absence'
 
Alliteration
 
'Freed from'
'Country collected'
'Love.....loneliness'
'land and langguages'
 
Symbol
 
'oceans'
represents the unknown , something big and mysterious
'fatherland'
represents his native land , his home
'journey of the soul'
represents internal or spiritual reflection during his travel
'i am you'
the 'you' represents all malay poeple
 
metaphor
 
'seasoned by confidence'
'the contents of this these boats are yours too'
 
THEMES
 
  • 'travels' to foreign lands
  • home is where one belongs
  • alienation
  • independence
  • search for knowledge
  • loneliness
  • rejection and acceptence
  • respect and humality
  • importance of roots
  • loyalty to ones community and country
  • courage and integrity

MORAL VALUES

  • we should not be afraid to travel and widen our horizons
  • learning is an on going process
  • one must live in harmony with one's family and society
  • no matter how far we go home is where we belong
  • one must be humble and respectful no matter how learned someone is

ISLAMIC PERSPECTIVE

  • islam encourages us to seek knoeledge
  • do not judge people without understanding them
  • do not be afraid to try new things