ARE YOU STILL PLAYING YOUR FLUTE

ANSWER ALL THE QUESTIONS:
1. What sound can be heard in the quiet village?
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2. Write down two things the writer says is luxury.
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Are you still playing your flute
3. What do you enjoy and consider luxury? Using your own words ,
by Zurinah Hassan
give a reason to support your answer.
Are you still playing your flute?
When there is hardly time for our love
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4.
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6.
7.

I am feeling guilty
To be longing for your song
The melody concealed in the slim hollow of
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the bamboo
Uncovered by the breath of an artist
Composed by his fingers
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Blown by the wind
To the depth of my heart.
Are you still playing your flute?
In the village so quiet and deserted
Why is the persona feeling guilty?
Amidst the sick rice fields
While here it has become a luxury
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To spend time watching the rain
What has happened to the rice field?
Gazing at the evening rays
Collecting dew drops
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Or enjoying the fragrance of flowers.
Are you still playing your flute?
Name one activity that the persona does not have time to do in the city.
The more it disturbs my conscience
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to be thinking of you
in the hazard of you
As Malaysian, we must live in peace and harmony.
my younger brothers unemployed and
desperate
What would you do to promote peace and harmony in your country?
my people disunited by politics
Give a reason for your answer.
my friend slaughtered mercilessly
this world is too old and bleeding.

a. Action:
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b. Reason:
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8. What does the persona mean by the phrase I am feeling guilty?

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9. What does the word ‘artist’ in line 6 refers to ?
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10. Which line suggests the man playing the flute is talented?
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11. Do you think the persona still remember the past? Why?
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12. What does the persona long for?
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13. How is the village describe?
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14. In stanza 2, write one thing that the persona misses to do.
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15. In your opinion, why do you think the persona’s brothers are unemployed and desperate? What can she do to
help.

___________________________________________________________________________________________ 21. (i) ______________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________ (ii) ______________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ 23. Give one reason why the persona feels guilty about wanting to hear the flute being played? _________________________________________________________________________________ 18. suggest two activities that you would like to spend your past time in the village. (i) _____________________________________________________________________________________________ (ii)_____________________________________________________________________________________________ . what has touched the persona’s heart? _____________________________________________________________________________________________ 24. State two problems mentioned in the last stanza.Reason: ___________________________________________________________________________________ Action: ____________________________________________________________________________________ 16. what does the word hazard symbolizes? _________________________________________________________________________________ 19. Name one activity that the persona considers a luxury. _____________________________________________________________________________________________ 25. From the last stanza. Do you agree? Why? ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ 20. In your own words. ______________________________________________________________________________________ 22. From stanza 1. ______________________________________________________________________________________ b. suggest two ways to make the world a better place. _________________________________________________________________________________ 17. Write down the line that shows the persona has little time for recreation. State one problem faced by the villagers. a. Why has the village become ‘so quiet and deserted’? _____________________________________________________________________________________________ 26. Without using the example from the poem. The persona says that the world is too old and bleeding.

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