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ARE YOU STILL PLAYING YOUR FLUTE ANSWER ALL THE QUESTIONS:1. What sound can be heard in the quiet village?_________________________________________________________________________2. Write down two things the writer says is luxury.

Are you still playing your fluteby Zurinah HassanAre you still playing your flute?When there is hardly time for our loveI am feeling guiltyTo be longing for your songThe melody concealed in the slim hollow of the bambooUncovered by the breath of an artistComposed by his fingersBlown by the windTo the depth of my heart.Are you still playing your flute?In the village so quiet and desertedAmidst the sick rice fieldsWhile here it has become a luxuryTo spend time watching the rainGazing at the evening raysCollecting dew dropsOr enjoying the fragrance of flowers.Are you still playing your flute?The more it disturbs my conscienceto be thinking of youin the hazard of youmy younger brothers unemployed and desperatemy people disunited by politicsmy friend slaughtered mercilesslythis world is too old and bleeding._________________________________________________________________________3. What do you enjoy and consider luxury? Using your own words , give a reason to support your answer._________________________________________________________________________

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4. Why is the persona feeling guilty?_________________________________________________________________________5. What has happened to the rice field?_________________________________________________________________________6. Name one activity that the persona does not have time to do in the city._________________________________________________________________________7. As Malaysian, we must live in peace and harmony. What would you do to promote peace and harmony in your country?Give a reason for your answer.a. Action: _______________________________________________________________________________________________b. Reason: _______________________________________________________________________________________________

8. What does the persona mean by the phrase I am feeling guilty? ____________________________________________________________________

9. What does the word artist in line 6 refers to ? ____________________________________________________________________

10. Which line suggests the man playing the flute is talented? ____________________________________________________________________

11. Do you think the persona still remember the past? Why? ________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________12. What does the persona long for?________________________________________________________________________13. How is the village describe?________________________________________________________________________14. In stanza 2, write one thing that the persona misses to do.________________________________________________________________________15. In your opinion, why do you think the personas brothers are unemployed and desperate? What can she do to help.

Reason: ___________________________________________________________________________________Action: ____________________________________________________________________________________ 16. Name one activity that the persona considers a luxury._________________________________________________________________________________17. Give one reason why the persona feels guilty about wanting to hear the flute being played?_________________________________________________________________________________18. From the last stanza, what does the word hazard symbolizes?_________________________________________________________________________________19. The persona says that the world is too old and bleeding. Do you agree? Why?_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________20. Write down the line that shows the persona has little time for recreation.___________________________________________________________________________________________21. State two problems mentioned in the last stanza.a. ______________________________________________________________________________________b. ______________________________________________________________________________________22. In your own words, suggest two ways to make the world a better place.(i) ______________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________(ii) ______________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________23. From stanza 1, what has touched the personas heart?_____________________________________________________________________________________________24. State one problem faced by the villagers._____________________________________________________________________________________________25. Why has the village become so quiet and deserted?_____________________________________________________________________________________________26. Without using the example from the poem, suggest two activities that you would like to spend your past time in the village.(i) _____________________________________________________________________________________________(ii)_____________________________________________________________________________________________