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POEM PRESENTATION
MADE BY :
RAISSA. W
ROBIN KIE
TALITHA
WILSON WINATA
GLADYS
THE CITY IS SO BIG
The city is so big
By : Richard Garcia
Kota itu sangat besar
Its bridges quake with fear
Jembatan-jembatannya retak dengan sangat mengerikan
I know, i have seen at night
Saya tahu, saya sudah melihatnya pada malam hari
The lights sliding from house to house
Lampu-lampu itu tersusun dari rumah ke rumah
And trains pass with windows shining
Dan kereta-kereta lewat dengan jendela-jendela yang berkilau
Like a smile full of teeth
Seperti senyum yang lebar
I have seen machines eating houses
Saya melihat mesin-mesin menelan rumah-rumah
And stairways walk all by themselves
Dan melihat tangga-tangga berjalan sendiri
And elevator doors opening and closing
Dan elevator terbuka dan tertutup
And people disappear
Dan orang-orang menghilang
CONNECT TO YOUR LIFE!
1. Have you ever ridden an escalator, or moving
stairway? Have you ridden in elevators? How did
you feel on these rides?
Answer:
-Yes I have. I felt good, but sometimes I
was worried about being stuck.
KEY TO THE POEM
Imagery  words & phrases that appeal to the five
senses (sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch)
“I have seen machines eating houses.”
THINK IT THROUGH
1. What image does line 2 give the reader?
- It shows us that the bridge is quake and make us feel
scared
2. What mood or feeling do lines 2 and 7-10 create?
What images help create this feeling?
- A scary mood; bridges quake with fear, machines eating houses, stairways
walking by themselves, doors opening & closing, people disappearing.
3. How is the feeling about cities in this poem different from
the feeling in the poem “City” on page 57?
- The feeling in the “City” is happier.
OPEN YOUR
WORKBOOK
PAGE 22!
WORKBOOK PAGE 22
A. Answer the questions below about the poem.
1. What is the speaker talking about this poem?
- About the situation in the big city.
2. In line 2, which word describes what bridges do?
What does the word mean?
- “Its bridges quake with fear.” It means
shake.
3. Which of the five senses does the image in line 4 appeal
to? Why?
- Sight. Because light represents the view of the
city.
4. In line 7, what do machines do? Which word makes you think
the machines act like people? How do you know that the
machines are not really like people?
- “Eat houses.” Because people don’t eat houses.
5. Which words tell what elevator doors do in line 9?
- “Opening and closing.”
B. Give another example of an image you have seen in
a big city. Begin your example with the words “I have
seen.”
- I have seen skyscrappers lining on the road.
THANKYOU FOR YOUR
ATTENTION

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