SIBC Radio Broadcasts
- 8 May, 2020: Population and Urban Drift 1
- 15 May, 2020: Population and Urban Drift 2
- 22 May, 2020: Probability 1
- 29 May, 2020: Probability 2
- 5 June, 2020: Literature – Poetry 1
- 12 Jun, 2020: Literature – Poetry 2
- 19th June, 2020: Science – Genetics
- 3rd July, 2020: Economics and Commerce
- 10th July, 2020: Accounting
- 17th July, 2020: Agriculture
- 24th July, 2020: Animal Production
- 24th August, 2020: New Testament Study
12 Jun, 2020: Literature – Poetry 2
This is the second Poetry session for Years 10-12 in the Student Learning Continuity Program by MEHRD.
This session gives suggested answers to the questions which were asked last week about the poem A Rainbow of Hope by Beryl L Edmonds.
Source: “A Rainbow Of Hope”
© Beryl L Edmonds
Published: April 20, 2020
1 God will paint rainbows in the sky
Once again for the world and I.
Signs that will tell us all is well,
Freedom from this grim living hell.
5 I know one day the sun will shine.
Dark clouds above will disappear with time.
Some won’t make the journey home.
Some will sadly die all alone.
9 But just like time, all things will pass,
For nothing’s ever made to last.
Then once again we’ll be on our way
When dawn awakes to a bright new day.
13 The streets will come alive again.
Shops will open, buzzing again.
But the best moments will be when
Family and friends meet again.
- In stanza 1, the word “rainbows” is used. What do you think it means? 1mk
Answer: The word rainbows as used here is a symbol or metaphor to remind us about when God promised Noah that he will never again flood the whole earth to destroy everything on it. So in this poem the poet is sharing this idea that with God we can get over this COVID-19 problem just like Noah and his family were saved from the flood that once destroyed the whole earth. 1mk
- For stanza 2, write down one advantage and one disadvantage effect to people with COVID-19 cases. 2mks
Answer: According to stanza 2, one advantage is those affected with COVID-19 cases, some recovered from it but the disadvantage is others die. 2mks
- Explain the main idea in stanza 3 in one sentence. 1mk
Answer: The main idea in stanza 3 is though this COVID-19 virus is affecting people around the world, there will come a time things will get better in the end. 1mk
- Can you describe what the people want to do after the lockdown period is over in one sentence in stanza 4? 2mks
Answer: In stanza 4, people cannot wait for the shops to be open to do their shopping as usual and also to meet up with friends and family members. 2mks
- Listen to the poem read and list one example of an end rhyme. 1mk End rhymes appear at the end of lines. Examples in the poem are “sky and I” with “well and hell” in stanza 1. Now listen to the poem being read to identify these words clearly in stanzas 2 and 3.
NB Any one of the combinations below equals to 1mark. For example, “shine and time in lines 5 and 6 equals to 1mk. If only “shine” then it is 1/2mk.
Answer: a) End rhymes in stanza 2 are the words “shine” and “time “in lines 5 and 6. Then “home” and “alone” in lines 7 and 8.
b)End rhymes in stanza 3 are the words “pass” and “last” of lines 9 and 10. Then the words “way” and “day” in lines 11 and 12.
- In one sentence, write down the main idea of the poem. 1mk
Answer: The main idea of the poem is with God we can overcome the COVID-19 virus. 1mk