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Sunday, August 2, 2009

How Dalat Got Its Name

Point of View

The story is written from the third person point of view. The narrator knows all the
words, thoughts and actions of all the characters.
Language and Style

The following are the main literary devices used in the story :

Simile
A way of comparing things in an unusual or unexpected way using the word 'like' or 'as'.
Example :
* 'the house was as safe as a big ship' (p.47, para.3)
* 'His wisdom is as good as another man's strength!' (p.49, para. 1)


Symbols
A word, object or person which / who represents something else.
Example :
* Galau - a symbol of wisdom, peace and order.
* Umat - a symbol of envy, jealousy, violence, war and rebellion.
* The Flies - a symbol of death.

Tone and Mood
This story is about family feuds and power struggles which lead to painful consequences
on individuals and society at large. Hence, the tone of the story is a blend of nostalgia for a
forgotten era of peace and simplicity and a mood of regret arising from the tragic power struggle.

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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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