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SECTION B LITERATURE COMPONENTS


POEM
PMR Paper 2: Section B
Poems open-ended questions (2 questions 3 marks)
Students must learn and understand the element of:

persona

meaning (literal and figurative)

tone/mood

themes

moral lessons/messages

PMR Tips:
1. Answers could be lifted from the extract or could be paraphrased.
2. For yes/no question, marks are given for a relevant reason which is related to the

poem.
Lower Secondary Form 1 to Form 3 Poems
1. The River Valerie Bloom
2. Mr. Nobody Unknown author
3. I Wonder Jeannie Kirby
4. Heir Conditioning M SHANmughalingam
5. A Fighters Lines Marzuki Ali
6. Leisure William Henry Davies

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Form 2:
I Wonder by Jeannie Kirby.
Answer the following questions.
1. How does the child describe the wind?

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2. What does the child want to know about the moon?
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3. What are the words the child uses to describe clouds?


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4. What does the child wonder about Dad?


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5. What can you learn from this poem?


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6. What would the child like to know about birds?
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7. In the poem, the child thinks that trees are


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8. The child thinks that when the moon is not round, the missing bit is
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9. The child thinks that _____ lights the stars and paints the rainbows.
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10. The child asks her father what makes _____ flash.
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11. When the stars disappear, the child thinks that


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12. What are the things mentioned in the poem?
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13. What are the words that describe the child in the poem?
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14. The line Who taught the birds to build a nest shows that the poet
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15. All the questions that the poet asks are about
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16. The poet thinks that her father


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Form 2:
Heir Conditioning by M SHANmughalingam
Answer the following questions.
1. Look at the first line from the first stanza, where the grandchild says did you breathe

This shows that the grandchild thinks that


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2. What are the things that the grandchild considers as things that you must have in life?
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The grandparent points out that there was no


destruction of forests when he was young.

3. Do you agree with this statement? Why?


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4. From the first three lines of the poem, we know that the grandchild
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5. In the poem, it shows that the grandchild would find it difficult to live
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6. Why do you think the grandparent says that nature fears the grandchild?
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The grandchild is used to modern-day inventions.

7. Do you agree with the above statement? Why?


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8. In this poem, the grandparents feels that problems such as traffic jams and destruction

of streams are caused by


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9. The grandchild thinks that in the old days, people


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10. In the first two lines of the stanza, the grandparent


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11. This poem is in the form of


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12. The grandchild thinks that life was _____ before modern inventions.
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13. A long time ago, people had respect for


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Form 3:
A Fighters Lines by Marzuki Ali.
Answer the following questions.
1. The poem, The Fighters Lines, is written by
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2. In stanza 1, the persona had made a name for himself in history for his role in the
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3.

In stanza 1, we know that the persona is


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4. What does the persona say about the fight for independence?
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5. What is the best word to describe the personas physical handicap?


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6. In stanza 2, which words show that the persona is alert and aware of current social
problems?
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7. What do you think the phrase remnants my crippled years mean?


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8. The persona uses the words net of deceit indicate that the
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9. Who did the persona directed his battle cry to?


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10. Why are the young people referred to as heirs of our freedom?
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11. The persona wants the young people to do the following except
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Form 3:
Leisure by William Henry Davies.
Answer the following questions.
1. What does the cows and sheep do in the fields?
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2. Based on the poem, write down one expression that is compatible (well-matched)
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3. According to the poem, what are the things that beauty does
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4. The beautiful things in nature are


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5. The word boughs refer to


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6. When can streams be full of stars?


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7. The persona is advising us to do the following except


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8. When beauty moves her feet, she is


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9. The expression stand and stare is example of the poetic device of


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10. The main theme in the poem Leisure is


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