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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Test yourself: Sonnet 18 - Trial Mara 2010

Read the poem ‘Sonnet 18’ and answer the questions that follow.

                                            Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
                                            Thou art more lovely and more temperate.
                                            Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
                                            And summer’s lease hath all too short a date:
                                            Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
                                            And often is his gold complexion dimm’d;
                                            And every fair from fair sometimes declines,
                                            By chance, or nature’s changing course, untrimm’d;
                                            But thy eternal summer shall not fade
                                            Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow’st;
                                            Nor shall Death brag thou wand’rest in his shade,
                                            When in eternal lines to time thou grow’st.
                                                        So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see,
                                                        So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.
                                                                                                                                    William Shakespeare

(a) Give a characteristic of the beloved as mentioned by the poet.

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(b) The word lease in line 4 refers to

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(c) Which line shows a person’s beauty can be lost in many ways?

…………...……………………………………………………………….. [1 mark]

(d) If you were the beloved, what would you wish yourself to be compared to? Why?

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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

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2009

Terengganu TOV [Paper 1] [Paper 2] Terengganu Mid Year [Paper 1] [Paper 2]
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