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Perfect Score SPM 2012 - Bahasa Inggeris

Perfect Score SPM 2012 - Bahasa Inggeris

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PROGRAM ‘PERFECT SCORE’ SPM SEKOLAH MENENGAH NEGERI MELAKALITERATURE COMPONENT - NOTES ON POEMS
BAHASA INGGERIS 1119/2IN THE MIDST OF HARDSHIPSTANZA 1
1.Who does
‘they’ 
refer to? (line 1) Answer: The parents of the boy / The couple / The husband and wife2.When/at what time do they return home? (line 1) Answer: At dawn3.What is the hardship / suffering the couple has to face? (lines 2, 4, 5) Answer:
Their clothes are soaky and torn.
Their limbs are scratched.
Their legs are full of wounds.4.Why do they approach the stove? (line 3) Answer:
To keep themselves warm.
To prepare food as they are hungry.5.What does the line
there was not a sign of despair” 
tell you about the people? (line 7) Answer: In spite of their hardship, they do not complain.6.Which line tells us that they are used to hardship? Answer: “There was not a sign of despair”7.When faced with hard times, do you face it the same way the family does? What is your own attitudetowards hard times? Answer:
Yes, I will not give up.
Yes, I will persevere.
STANZA 2
8.How long was the couple out in the rain? (line 8) Answer: The whole day and night9.What does the word
horrendous
” mean / suggest / imply? Answer: awful / terrible / horrifying10.What are they doing in the flood water? (line 13) Answer: Looking for their son’s albino buffalo11.What is different / special about the buffalo? Answer: It is an albino buffalo.12.What do you think has happened to the buffalo? Answer: It is dead / It has drowned / It is missing.13.What could there be in the flood water? (lines 11 & 12) Answer: Bloated carcasses / dead animalsTiny chips of tree barks
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14.Give two reasons why their clothes are soaky and torn. (lines 2, 9 & 12) Answer:
They have to brave the horrendous flood.
There are pieces of tree barks in the water.15.If you were the parent of the boy, would you go out in the floods to look for your son’s albino buffalo?Give a reason to support your answer. Answer:
Yes, because I love my son.
Yes, because the buffalo is special.
No, because it is too dangerous.16.If you were the boy in the poem, would you ask your parents to go out in the floods to look for youalbino buffalo? Give a reason for your answer. Answer:
Yes, because the albino buffalo is special.
No, because it is dangerous for them to go out in the floods.
STANZA 3
17.What do you think is the people’s attitude towards life? Answer:
They never complain in spite of hardship.
They are grateful for whatever they have.18.Which phrase tells you that they are used to hardship and do not consider it a problem? Answer: “Without sigh or complaint”19.What is the couple doing in the kitchen? Answer: They are making jokes while rolling cigarette leaves.20.What kind of life does the couple lead? Answer: Hard life / difficult life21.Why do they not complain about their situation? Answer: Because they are used to hardship.
HE HAD SUCH QUIET EYESSTANZA 1
1.How are the eyes of the man described? What does it mean? Answer:Described as “quiet eyes”. It means these eyes are deceiving and dangerous.2.How does the persona get so attracted to the man? Answer:She is attracted to his quiet eyes that seem captivating.3.What does the line
“two pools of lies” 
(line 3) refer to? Answer:The deceiving eyes of the man4.What does
“those quiet eyes were breathing desolate sighs” 
mean? (lines 5 & 6) Answer:Those deceiving eyes were seeking sympathy.5.What does
“imploring her to be nice” 
mean? (line 7) Answer:It means she is obliged to be nice to him and do anything to keep him happy.
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6.What does the word
“paradise” 
in line 8 suggest? Answer:Bliss
STANZA 2
7.
“If only she’d been wise” 
implies the girl is unwise. Why is she unwise? Answer:She is unwise because she did not listen to the advice given.8.What is the advice given? Answer:Never to compromise with pleasure-seeking guys.9.Do you think the girl should have listened to the advice given? Give a reason for your answer. Answer:Yes. Then she would not be broken-hearted if she had listened to the advice.10.What does the expression
“the hows and whys” 
mean? Answer:It means the reasons for the problems and how they happen.
STANZA 3
11.What advice does the poet give concerning falling in love? (line 15) Answer:One must make sure that being nice to a man does not mean giving in to himphysically.12.Do you think it is good advice? Why? Answer:Yes. One many fall in love once or twice before one finds true love.13.What does the line
“you’ll never be losing at dice” 
suggest? Answer:One will finally be successful in love although one may experience heartbreakonce or twice before that.14.Explain what the experience of falling in love is being compared to. Answer:It is being compared to a game of dice. One may win or lose in the game.
NATURESTANZA 1
1.To whom is the poet referring when he uses “We”? Answer:The people of Jamaica / The Jamaicans2.The country portrayed in the poem enjoys two seasons. What are they? Answer:The hot and rainy seasons3.Name one plantation crop mentioned in the poem. Answer:Sugar cane4.What sounds are heard on rainy days? Answer:Rain beating like bullets on the roof Swish of water in the gullies5.What does the phrase “high Jamaica winds” signify? Answer:Strong Jamaica winds / Strong power of the winds in Jamaica6.Quote a line to show that the wind is destructive. Answer:“And trees struggling in high Jamaican winds”
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PROGRAM ‘PERFECT SCORE’ SPM SEKOLAH MENENGAH NEGERI MELAKALITERATURE COMPONENT - NOTES ON POEMS BAHASA INGGERIS 1119/2IN THE MIDST OF HARDSHIPSTANZA 1 1.Who does ‘they’ refer to? (line 1) Answer: The parents of the boy / The couple / The husband and wife2.When/at what time do they return home? (line 1) Answer: At dawn3.What is the hardship / suffering the couple has to face? (lines 2, 4, 5) Ans
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