LEARN A WORD A DAY

Friday, July 3, 2009

If by Rudyard Kipling

1. TONE
The tone is didactic yet appealing. It teaches us to live a balance life in encouraging and positive manner. The last line is one of assurance of success if the advice of living a good life is adhered to. The tone aims to inspire and to motivate.

2. POINT OF VIEW
This poem is written from the first person point of view ( a father or unseen persona) to a second person, ( the son). It is in the form of an address.

3. THEMES
The basic theme is on character building. The poem exhorts the virtues of patience, determination, honesty, courage, independence, humility and belief in oneself. The end – product is to become a true man who is perfect in every way.

4. MORAL VALUES
Principles in life ( Father’s advice to son)

  • Be sensible and calm at all times
  • Trust yourself and have confidence
  • Give others the benefit of the doubt
  • Do not lie
  • Do not hate
  • Be moderate in your appearance and speech
  • Materialise your dream
  • Don’t aim to impress
  • Accept your punishment without complaining
  • Accept failure without whining
  • Be patient
  • Be strong
  • Dare to risk
  • Have will power, never give up
  • Be virtuous
  • Be humble
  • Do not be fooled by external appearances

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Collection of SPM English Language Question Papers

2005
Terengganu Trial [Paper 1]

2007
Johor Trial [Paper 1] [Paper 2], Terengganu Trial [Paper 1] [Paper 2], Pahang Trial [Paper 1] [Paper 2] [Answers], Melaka Trial 2007 [Paper 1] [Paper 2], TIMES [Paper 1] [Paper 2] SPB [Paper 1] [Paper 2]

2008

Terengganu Mid Year [Paper 1] [Paper 2],
Trial
MRSM Trial [Paper 1] [Paper 2], SBP Trial [Paper 1] [Paper 2], Kelantan Trial [Paper 1 & 2], Terengganu Trial [Paper 1] [Paper 2], Kedah Trial [Paper 1] [Paper 2], Pahang Trial [Paper 1] [Paper 2], Johor Trial [Paper 1 & 2], Perlis Trial [Paper 1] [Paper 2], Sabah Trial [Paper 1] [Paper 2], Sarawak Trial [Paper 1 & 2], Melaka Trial [Paper 1] [Paper 2]

2009

Terengganu TOV [Paper 1] [Paper 2] Terengganu Mid Year [Paper 1] [Paper 2]
Melaka Trial , Johor Trial , Sabah Trial , Kedah Trial , Perlis Trial , Times , SBP , Pahang Trial [Paper 1] [Paper 2]

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