KURSUS KOMPONEN SASTERA BAHASA INGGERIS TINGKATAN 3 DAERAH JOHOR BAHRU 2012
FORM 3POEMS1. LEISURE by WILLIAM HENRY DAVIES2. A FIGHTERS LINES by MARZUKI ALI
FORM 3NOVEL1. AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS byJULES VERNE
A Fighters Lines by Marzuki Ali I am old and worn and have lost all my strength sufferings and the history of the fight for independence have forced sacrifices that know no name or life
A Fighters Lines by Marzuki Alifrom the wheelchair of the rest of my days I, body and energy crushed see and cannot do much these times are too big a challengefor the remnants of my crippled years the net of deceit spread everywhere disturbs me
A Fighters Lines by Marzuki Ali In the name of justiceWake up and form ranks sons of our ancestor Be brave And erect a wall of people Stand up heirs of our freedom I have no more voice It is you now who should speak!
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A Fighters Lines by Marzuki AliSynopsis The persona in the poem is an old soldier. He istired as he is old and weak. He and his peoplesuffered in the past in their fight for freedom oftheir country and they made many sacrifices.People lost their lives and some remainnameless or unknown.
A FIGHTER’S LINES by MARZUKI ALIThe persona, who believes that he will be in a wheelchair for the rest of his life says he can only watch the happenings around him. Physically, he is helpless and he has no energy left. He was either seriously injured when he was a soldier or is very ill. He finds that times have changed and being a crippled man, it is too challenging for him to fight the injustice he sees around him. He is troubled by the many lies being told everywhere.
A FIGHTER’S LINES by MARZUKI ALIBeing highly-spirited, he calls on the younger generation to wake up and fight on. They have to realize that they have to form lines or ranks irrespective of racial, religious and social differences to fight courageously for justice. He wants the young people who inherited the country’s freedom to be united to fight injustice and denounce lies which may threaten.
A FIGHTER’S LINES by MARZUKI ALIThe persona feels helpless that he isnot heard. He urges the youngergeneration to fight or speak up forwhat is right because it is now theirturn to do so.
A FIGHTER’S LINES by MARZUKI ALIThe SettingThe poem is set after independence and in the persona’s house (twentieth century). The persona feels that the independence he has struggled for is now threatened by subversive elements.
Threatened by subversive elements. ‘PUT ON YOUR THINKING CAP’ Subversiveelements?(harmful)
A FIGHTER’S LINES by MARZUKI ALITone and mood In the first stanza, the tone indicates that the persona is sad and weary because he is old and weak. The persona is also melancholic, reflecting on his past sacrifices he made for the country’s independence.
A FIGHTER’S LINES by MARZUKI ALI• In the second stanza, the persona voices his helplessness, anger and contempt because his country is facing threats.
A FIGHTER’S LINES by MARZUKI ALIThe tone used in the third stanza is serious and demanding. The persona urges the present generation to form a united front to uphold the freedom that he and many others has fought for.
A FIGHTER’S LINES by MARZUKI ALI• The persona ends by insisting that the younger generation continues to fight against injustice because he can longer do so.
A FIGHTER’S LINES by MARZUKI ALITHEMES/ MORAL VALUES1. Patriotism/ We must be patriotic to our country.2. Sacrifice for freedom and independence. / We must sacrifice to fight for our country’s independence.3. Fight for freedom/ We must brave to fight for our country’s freedom.4. Duty to one’s country/ We should do our duty to our country.5. Unity / We should be united to be strong.
A FIGHTER’S LINES by MARZUKI ALISAMPLE QUESTIONS:PAPER 2: SECTION B (OPEN-ENDED)1. Who is the persona? (1 mark)………………………………………………..2. Why does the persona say, I have no more voice in stanza 4, line 1? (2 marks)---------------------------------------------------------------- -----------------------------------------------------------
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