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"The Planners" is a poem where Boey Kim Cheng describes how the planners effect the nature in a negative way

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  • Submitted: 28/08/2012
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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. Nature is composed of no straight lines and imperfection is an obvious element in nature; however, man disrupts the peace of nature by enforcing perfection strongly suggesting human domination.

The next line describes the work of the planners. It also gives an imagery of how perfectly everything is done âmeet at desired pointsâ. In line six the poet tells how with the help of mathematics man overcame many obstacles âbridges all hangâ. 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

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