"The Planners" is a poem where Boey Kim Cheng describes how the planners effect the nature in a negative way
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ï»¿The planners is a poem where Boey Kim Cheng describes how the planners effect the nature in a negative way . The planners in the poem refers not to the actual city planners but planners of a higher power, the planners of the whole country , the government. The theme in this poem is the change brought in by the planners. In this poem negative sentences have been used ânot a singleâ, âthe pilling will not stopâ The opening line of the poem gives a description of how the planners work.
we are provided with a vivid imagery of a united humans who are constantly advancing upon nature âThey build and will not stopâ. The last line tells us that even the skies and sea are scared of the power of the planners. The skies surrenders is an alliteration. They erase flaws, blemishes of the pastâ â humans slowly decay nature by removing the dissimilarities in nature which make everything unique. The planners enforce uniformity. âAll gaps are plugged with gleaming goldâ â gaps could be a suggestion of dental cavities as spare land which is being filled with buildings with the wealth and prosperity of rich and wealthy.
The drilling is not only destroying nature, but also the history of our own past. The final stanza is the first time that Cheng has added his personalised thought into poem â âBut my heart will not bleed poetryâ. It also gives an blood imagery bleed, single drop, stain creates negative diction also gives an idea that art is not part of the modern city, ironic as part of a poem. The blueprint links to the construction plans. The last line gives an idea of what is going to comes towards us. The plans for today cannot be altered because nature has been expelled from the plannersâ minds and therefore nothing can be done.
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