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Gce na level 2010 section b unseen poem

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  • 1. GCE NA Level 6 October 2010 Literature In English Unseen Poem Or 9. Read this poem carefully, and then answer the questions that follow it: End of Shift The day has been too long. I leave the building Looming large and white Like a twenty-four hour termite queen Still churning in her bowels. I’m glad to show her my tired back And if I were able to, would’ve Enjoyed doing something Rude in her face. But I only have spirit enough To get me to the last Bus home. It takes forever But it arrives growling. I mumble my fare to the driver In Mandarin (I am a loyal citizen) Evoking a few tired smiles from A few who can still work their faces – I hadn’t noticed the driver’s Indian. He thinks I’m being funny And jerks the bus to life Throwing me scowling into The dead innards of the Metal monster. Comfort is a state of collapsed inertia With the wind blowing away the day From my mind. The bus hurtles in the dark. Tomorrow morning Is a concept alien as work to me right now. The bus hurtles in the dark And the wind mercifully blows the day Away from my mind. (by Desmond Sim) (i) What are the poet’s feelings as he travels home?
  • 2. GCE NA Level 6 October 2010 Literature In English Unseen Poem (ii) How does the poet vividly convey his thoughts and feelings to you? Support your answer by close reference to the poem.