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Monday, October 10, 2011

He Had Such Quiet Eyes by Bibsy Soenharjo: Exercises

He had such quiet eyes    by Bibsy Soenharjo

He had such quiet eyes
She did not realise
They were two pools of lies
Layered with thinnest ice
To her, those wuiet eyes
Were breathing desolate sighs
Imploring her to be nice
And to render him paradise
If only she’d been wise
And had listened to the advice
Never to compromise
With pleasure-seeking guys
She’d be free from ‘the hows and whys’
Now here’s a bit of advice
Be sure that nice really nice
Then you’ll never be losing at dice
Though you lose your heart once or twice

1. The eyes have a lot of functions other than seeing. Explain one function of the eyes 
    that you know and give an example when that function is being used.

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2. Do you believe in ‘seeing is believing’? Give a reason for your answer and relate it 

    to the poem “He had such quiet eyes”.

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3. Why do you think the persona in the poem fell for the guy’s quiet eyes? Give a 

    reason why she likes his ‘quiet eyes’.

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4. How can you help a friend who fell for a person who you know is a pleasure 

    seeking person? Give a suggestion on how to help this friend.

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5. In the poem there is a phrase “how’s and why’s”. Form a question for each of the 

    question in the phrase with close relation to the situation of the persona in the 
    poem.

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6. Which one is easier to do, giving advice or listening to advice? Give a reason for  

    your answer with close reference to the poem.

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7. What had been described as two pools of lies?

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8. Why did the girl believe that the man cared for her?

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9. What does the line Layered with the thinnest ice tell us about the man?

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10. What did the man’s quiet eyes as of the girl?

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11. Do you think this is the girl first love? Why do you say so?

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12.  Falling in love is part of growing up.
        i) What advice does the poet give concerning falling love?

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       ii) Do you think it is a good advice? 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

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