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- Discuss the narrative technique, content and theme in Colerdige’s “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner”
In this poem, the narrator uses two different setting and disjunction of time to build up a frame. The first setting is a wedding that full of people. With happy, cheerful and hilarious, a young person attends wedding. Suddenly, an old man who looks like a ghost holds the youth, and the setting change into desolate sea. Simultaneously, the tense also change from present to past. The story-telling man console himself by telling the ancient story to others. Therefore, the tense and setting interweave by their dialoguing. The ancient mariner suffer from the interior remorse because shot a bird and then the nature changed. His entire partner had died. Finally, he feels a spring of love in his mind, and everything returns to the beginning. The supernatural world traced back to the natural world. He sees the light-house, the hill and the kirk again. As he come back to land with agony, he tell story to others in order to redemption. The youth is getting wisdom and maturity. Thus, the theme is to urge people to love and to pay respect to nature.
In this poem, the speaker uses rainbow to symbolize the Christian and biblical allusion because the rainbow is a part of nature. God also use rainbow to covenant with Noah. When the speaker was born, he has strong passion for nature, now he seems come back to the nature and child. In the end of poem, the natural piety is religion which is responsiveness to nature and miracle of ordinary things.
- Feb 05 Thu 2009 20:07
1."My Last Duchess: it is a poem written by Robert Browning. It uses dramatic monologue skill. It first appeared in 1842 in Browning's Dramatic Lyrics.
2. The Ring and the Book : it is a long dramatic narrative poem. It written by Robert Browning. The book tells the story of a murder trial in Rome
- Feb 05 Thu 2009 16:07
According to Young, there are six sources of language classroom anxiety: a) person and interpersonal anxieties; b) learner beliefs about language learning; c) instructor beliefs about language teaching; d) classroom procedures; f) instructor-learner interactions. Person and interpersonal anxieties cause by student compare their language skill with those of an ideal learner. In addition, perfectionism itself induces anxiety. Therefore, undoubtedly, the most difficult task for us as teachers of Taiwan adolescents will be to create a learning environment and develop learning activities and evaluative procedures that promote deep rather than superficial learning. Moreover, self-esteem, self-concept and self-efficacy have significant effects on the way students deal with information and with learning situations. To sum up, in order to reduce the anxiety of learning English, we must to create a comfortable situation for students.
- Feb 05 Thu 2009 16:03
Topic: It has been suggested that natural texts be used in the classroom. Comment on the advisability and/or feasibility of using natural texts.
In the past years, English journal pages have reports teacher who use natural texts which is an umbrella that contains anything from photographs to web sites, TV show to popular music such as popular films, advertisement, music lyrics, cartoons, magazine photographs and newspapers. In order to stimulate students’ speaking, writing, listening, communication skills and critical thinking skills, there are abundant reasons to urge teachers using natural texts to teach their students.
- Feb 05 Thu 2009 15:54
- Symbol: literary, something that stands for s
10. Allusion: a reference, generally brief, to person, place, thing or even which the reader is presumably familiar.
11. Denotation: the literary, dictionary meaning of a given word or phrase.
- Feb 05 Thu 2009 15:52
1. Imagery: Most commonly refers to visual pictures produced verbally though figurative language, although it s often defined more broadly to include sensory experience other than the visual.
- Feb 05 Thu 2009 15:50
In the man he killed, the speaker is a lower-labor class and uneducated, because he use the colloquial vocabulary to finish this poem. Therefore, he doesn’t have the intellectual power to criticize the cruelty of the war. The tone is resigned and fatalism. In the whole poem, the speaker just wants to find an excuse to justify his action. Besides, the speaker’s motive is just eager to earn money so as to make up for out of work. Finally, the speaker is quaint and curious, and he doesn’t consider that why he has to killed the man. By contrast, in Dulce Et Decorum Est, the speaker is upper-class and well-educated because the speaker uses the Latin title, noble vocabulary and literature skills. The speaker is intellectual, critical and irrationality. In this poem, the tone is angry. The speaker takes advantage of imagery in order to show us the terrible war. The speaker uses the visual imagery, acoustic and taste imagery to present the scene of death such as white eye, gargling and bitter as cud. The speaker’s motive is an ideal which he believes that scarifying his life for the fatherland is a wonderful event. In the end, the speaker’s ideal is vanished into the air and disillusioned.
- Feb 05 Thu 2009 15:48
1. Symbol: Something that suggests or stands for something else without losing its original identity. In literature, symbols combine their literal meaning with the suggestion of an abstract concept.
- Feb 05 Thu 2009 15:45
1. Pun: is a figure of speech which consists of a deliberate confusion of similar words or phrases for rhetorical effect, whether humorous or serious. A pun can rely on the assumed equivalency of multiple similar words (homonymy), of different shades of meaning of one word (polysemy), or of a literal meaning with a metaphor. Bad puns are sometimes called "cheesy".
- Feb 05 Thu 2009 15:41
1. When I Was One-and-Twenty
In this poem, it’s telling about youth of love and there are two speakers who the same man in different ages. The first speaker is a young man who was twenty-one years old and he views love as a trading. The speaker uses commercial imagery to show his feeling such as pounds and guineas. The second speaker is an old wise man who is twenty-two years old. He believes that giving his heart for love is worth, but in the end, the speaker uses ironic word to reflect that he is regret, sorrow and repentance. In the first part of this poem, the speaker is inexperienced and purity, and however, he become sophisticated and experienced in the second part.
- Feb 05 Thu 2009 15:40
1. Paradox: A statement that appears illogical or contradictory at first, but may actually point to an underlying truth. "Less is more" is an example of a paradox. Literary examples include Francis Bacon's statement, "The most corrected copies are commonly the least correct," and "All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others" from George Orwell's Animal Farm.