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My Neighbour Friend Breathing His Last Poem Explanation

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In this post, I am sharing 1st Year English My Neighbour Friend Breathing His Last Poem Explanation of Stanzas. I am sharing these notes with reference to the context. This is 14th poem from Intermediate part 1 English Book 3. The poem is written by Bullah Shah and translated by A.R Luthar. I have taken these notes from kips notes. I have already shared Urdu translation of this poem. Students are suggested to visit these two posts for 1st year English Notes:-

1st Year English Poem 14 My Neighbour Friend Breathing His Last Explanation of Stanzas

Reference

These lines have been taken from the poem, “My Neighbour friend Breathing His Last!” by Bullah Shah.

Context

The death of our near and dear ones not only makes our lives colourless and dark but also reminds us of our mortality and helplessness. Nothing is immortal and everlasting but God Almighty whose love is a real support in this world and the world hereafter.

Explanation of Stanza No.1

The poet is disturbed and shocked at the approaching death of his beloved friend. It is said that Bullah Shah has written this poem on the death of his spiritual guide Inait Shah. The poet is helpless and is unable to make him stop in this word. Death is a bitter reality. Everyone is destined to taste its taste. Everyone is to die sooner or later. So, the poet is helpless and restless and finds no alternative.

Critical Appreciation

The exclamatory signs used here indicate the intensity of the speaker’s grief over the death of his friend. The rhyme scheme in these lines is a, a, b.

Explanation of Stanza No.2

Being a Muslim the poet knows the reality that everyone is to die sooner or later. Death cannot be averted. So the poet is sure that his friend cannot be saved. This grief increase his pains and pangs and he feels that he will not bear his separation. He cannot think of life without his beloved friend. He will soon end up in the memories of his friend. The line can also be illustrated as the bitter reality of mortality.

Critical Appreciation

The exclamatory signs used here indicate the intensity of the speaker’s grief over the death of his friend. The rhyme scheme in these lines is a, a, b.

Explanation of Stanza No.3

The poet says that everywhere the same subject of mortality is being discussed. The people are not only discussing the expected death of his friend but also talking about the reality of death. Everyone remembers death and talks about transient nature of life. Everyone is thinking of his temporary stay in moral world. The poet is so grieved that he sees gloom and darkness and hue and cry everywhere. Moans and groans and mourning of relatives make the scene painful.

Critical Appreciation

The exclamatory signs used here indicate the intensity of the speaker’s grief over the death of his friend. This fire is the catalyst for the poet’s spiritual uplift. The auditory image of ‘shrieks’ shows the atmosphere of weeping and grief at the time of death. The rhyme scheme in these lines is a, a, b.

Explanation of Stanza no.4

The poet describes the agony and restlessness that he feels over the departure of his friend. He says that the separation has set a fire in his heart. The fire of separation is engulfing his relief and peace of heart. This unbearable suffocation will be the cause of his own death. He will not be able to survive without the charming sight of his beloved friend. The world has lost colour. Life and hope were only due to the presence of his friend. His heart sinks, world darkens and hope dies. He seeks God’s help in sheer helplessness. The death of his friend consumes his heart.

Critical Appreciation

The poet has used fire as a symbol of love. The fire of love makes the poet heart-broken over the death of his friend. The exclamatory signs used here indicate the intensity of the speaker’s grief over the death of his friend. The rhyme scheme in these lines is a, a, b.

Explanation of Stanza No.5

In these lines, Bullah Shah expresses his aim and object of life that is God’s love. He reveals that everything is mortal. The world, close relations, beloved friends and worldly gains are nothing but illusions. God Almighty is immortal and everlasting. So, love for God Almighty is the key to success in this world and the world hereafter. Those who succeed in obtaining God’s love in this world will be blessed in both the worlds. If Bullah Shah obtains God’s love in this world, he will be blessed in both the worlds. If Bullah Shah is unable to win God’s love he has wasted his life in this world and life after death. The greatest achievement of Bullah Shah and everyone is love for God Almighty. He is anxious of achieve his goal.

Critical Appreciation

The exclamatory signs used here indicate the intensity of the speaker’s grief over the death of his friend. The rhyme scheme in these lines is a, a, b.

What is the Main Idea of the Poem My Neighbour Friend is Breathing His Last?

The poem is an expression of sadness over the approaching death of a beloved friend. The death of our dear ones not only makes our lives colourless and dark but also reminds us of our mortality and helplessness. Nothing is immortal and everlasting but God Almighty whose love is a real success in this world and the world hereafter.

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2 Comments

  1. Emmii

    March 2, 2023 at 7:34 pm

    It’s too short

    Reply

    • admin

      March 5, 2023 at 12:06 pm

      The length of content is very good for 11th Class Students.

      Reply

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