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Saturday, April 14, 2012

MR NOBODY

I KNOW A FUNNY LITTLE MAN,
AS QUIET AS A MOUSE,
WHO DOES THE MISCHIEF THAT IS DONE,
IN EVERYBODY'S HOUSE !
THERE'S NO ONE EVER SEEN HIS FACE,
AND YET WE ALL AGREE
THAT EVERY PLATE WE BRAKE WAS CRACKED
BY MR.NOBODY.

'Tis HE WHO ALWAYS TEARS OUR BOOKS,
WHO LEAVES THE DOOR AJAR,
HE PULLS THE BUTTONS FROM OUR SHIRTS,
AND SCATTERS PINS AFAR;
THAT SQUEAKING DOOR WILL ALWAYS SQUEAK,
FOR,PRITHEE,DON'T YOU SEE,
WE LEAVE THE OILING TO BE DONE
BY MR.NOBODY.

HE PUTS DAMP WOOD UPON THE FIRE,
THAT KETTLES CANNOT BOIL;
HIS ARE THE FEET THAT BRING IN MUD,
AND ALL THE CARPETS SOIL.
THE PAPERS ALWAYS ARE MISLAID
WHO HAD THE LAST BUT HE ?
THERE'S NO ONE TOSSES THEM ABOUT
BUT MR.NOBODY .

THE FINGER MARKS UPON THE DOOR
BY NONE OF US ARE MADE;
WE NEVER LEAVE THE BLINDS UNCLOSED,
TO LET THE CURTAINS FADE ;
THE INK WE NEVER SPILL ;THE BOOTS
THAT LYING ROUND YOU SEE
ARE NOT OUR BOOTS - THEY ALL BELONG
TO MR.NOBODY.


MEANING OF THE POEM 

STANZA 1 :-

The funny little man mentioned in the poem is a little boy, perhaps three to five years old. This is because; a child within that age usually does not talk much rather than making things that require them to learn. However, they often create trouble to people around them. Like in this stanza, there are cracked plates but people tend not to scold them because they are in the learning process though people know they do it. 
 

STANZA 2 :-

 The same thing happen mentioned in this stanza, the child creates another trouble in the house. Some of the troubles are the books have been torn, the buttons have been pulled out from the shirts and the pins are scattered. However, seeing that the little boy needs to learn, they leave the squeaking door to be oiled by the boy for him to learn.

 STANZA 3 :- 

Within this age also, the child may be doing something that may annoy some other people. The examples are given in this stanza such as Mr. Nobody puts damp woods upon the fire which causes the kettle cannot be boiled, bringing the mud into the house and make the carpet soiled, and papers are mislaid. People know that no one could do such things except for Mr. Nobody.


 STANZA 4 :- 

However, though people like Mr. Nobody is quite troubling, they need to be directed and to be taught the meaning of life. Not to forget they become like that because they are in the process of learning. Therefore, we as adult or people that are older and already matured must show a good talent for them to follow the right role model. For example in this stanza, Mr. Nobody does not know the meaning of privacy which he lets the door and the curtain open, leaving the boots not in the right place and spilling inks. 





5 comments:

Anonymous said...

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karthik said...

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Anonymous said...

Sorry, i love this blog. But, i have search every blog i could but i cant find tye answers. What are the character traits for each stanza. I hope you can help me wirh that.

Anonymous said...

A great and interesting blog,I like it

Anonymous said...

i think the meaning of stanzas here are wrong

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