10 Interpretation of Jose Rizal’s Poem
1. Mi Ultimo Adios
He adores the beautiful country that he and others are fighting for. He wants his fellowmen to pray for others who also have died and suffered for the country. In the last part of Mi Ultimo Adios, he said “In Death there is rest!” which means that he, being ready to be executed, is happy to die in peace.
2. Himno Al Trabajo
He states that the Lipeños will always be willing to work hard for the country. The men encourage others to farm. The wives, are taking care of the household chores and educating their children. The children yearn for the adults to teach them on how to work productively.
3. Awit ni Maria Clara
In this poem it expresses the love for the native land. The experience of living in one's own country to the comforts felt from a mother's presence.
4. Sa aking mga kabata
This poem tries to awaken the Filipino Youth, to love our country and respect people. It also tells the significant role of the youth for the betterment of the country.
5. Our Mother Tongue
This poem talks about love and taking pride of one’s own language to acquire a sense of freedom and identity.
6. My Retreat
He describes the surroundings of his place of exile in Dapitan. He reminisce his past, and he mention his desire returning home.
7. To the Virgin Mary
It tells the gratitude for whatever we have is a powerful prayer or calling.
This poem shows a person's love for his country and delivers a message of hope to his countrymen.
9. Education Gives Luster to Motherland
He describes that education makes a country more beautiful. He mentions that it is a Christian education that always endures.
10. Goodbye to Leonor
He wrote this poem as a goodbye, to Leonor Rivera for his departure to Europe.
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