Unit 2 Poems
1. Do you remember any little poems or songs you learned when you were a child? These little poems and songs might have been so
me of the first poetry you learned. Let’s enjoy two films.
2. Do you remember any poems you have read in high school, either in Chinese or in English? Can you recite any?
In the Quiet Night
A bed, I see a silver light,
I wonder if it's frost aground.
Looking up, I find the moon bright;
Bowing, in homesickness I'm drowned.
A SPRING MORNING I awake light-hearted this morning of spring, Everywhere round me the singing of birds But now I remember the night, the storm, And I wonder how many blossoms were broken.
春晓 春眠不觉晓，处处闻啼鸟。 夜来风雨声，花落知多少。 by Meng Haoran
Shakespeare (1564—1616 )
Shelley (1792—1822 )
the sea drinking wine World War Ⅰ power friendship pets the countryside imagination peace nature…
Human feelings anger
Discuss these questions.
the poem rhyme? ? What’s the rhyming pattern? (AB,AB; ABB,ABB; AABBA; …) ? How many regular beats are there to every line when you tap your foot or clap? And how fast is it? ? What feelings does the poet want to express?
从诗的内容和形式两方面看,英诗可分为: １.史诗( Epic) ２.戏剧诗( Dramatic poems) ３.故事诗( Metrical Tale) ４.民谣 (Ballad) 这四种为叙事诗 (Narrative poems)
Bed in Summer
Robert Louis Stevenson In winter I get up at night And dress by yellow candle-light. In summer, quite the other way, I have to go to bed by day.
冬日里我夜里起床， 借着昏黄的烛光穿衣裳。 夏日里可不一样， 我不得不白日里就睡觉上床。
I have to go to bed and see The birds still hopping on the tree, Or hear the grown-up people's feet Still going past me in the street.
小鸟儿仍在树上蹦蹦跳跳， 大人们的脚步声 还在大街上回响， 我却得早早睡觉上床。
And does it seem hard to you, When all the sky is clear and blue, And I should like so much to play, To have to go to bed by day?
天空还是那么蔚蓝，明亮， 我多么想嬉戏，玩耍， 你是否觉得 这时候就睡觉难入梦乡？
Why Do Our Joys Depart Walter Landor
Why do our joys depart. For Cares to seize the heart? I know not. Nature says. Obey; and Man obeys. I see, and know not why, Thorn live and roses die.
为什么 为什么欢乐总不停留， 而让忧愁占据心头？ 我答不了。自然传下话： 听话！人也就听了话。 我眼见了，却不懂为什么 那玫瑰刺存而花落。
Made up of 4 lines ? Rhyming pattern: AABB ? The first line ends with the name of a person ? The second line ends with the word that sounds similar with the name
My Teacher Mr Moore There’s teacher Mr Moore.
Who is lovely and thirty-four.
Always encouraging us to try.
He leads us to a world of “why”.
We all admire him more and more.
Our art teacher, Mr Shaw, Really knows how to draw. But his awful paintings, Have caused many faintings.
Our English teacher, Grace Is always in the case She can either forget the games Or even the names
A limerick (五行打油诗)
Made up of 5 lines
There once was a pauper named Meg,
Who accidentally broke her ___. leg
ice She slipper on the ___.
Not once, but thrice,
Take no pity on her, I beg ___.
A clumsy young fellow named Tim,
Was never taught how to swim ____.
He fell off a dock,
And sunk like a rock ____,
And that was the end of _____. him
Complete the following limerick
There was an old man in a boat, Who carelessly dropped his ______. coat shouted “My coat! My coat!” loud he_______, He quickly marked, and also noted, goat Across the figure of the______!
3 There are many reasons why people write poems. In small groups make a list of these reasons. The list has been started for you. People write poems to tell a story to express feelings to recall an enjoyable or unpleasant incident, ...
People write poems to show opinion to encourage people to describe something to convey emotions to play with words to make other laugh …
Enjoy some Chinese or English poems and write a short poem by yourself.
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