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•           主讲人:王开义
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• Where the place?
• Focus:
• to be aware of the functions of settings in
  different genres, and make sure their
  different qualities
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•   Procedure:
•   derive scenarios from the follow poems:
•   1. Adlestrop
•   2. An Irish Airman Foresees his Death
•   3. Ozymandias
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• What is setting?
• The overall setting of a narrative or
  dramatic work is the general locale (现场,
  背景),historical time,and social
  circumstances in which its actions occurs.
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• What are the functions of setting?
• Setting helps to establish the truth of the
  story, to persuade the reader of the validity
  of the tale.
• Setting generates the atmosphere of the
  work.
• Setting sometimes symbolizes the
  emotional state of the characters.
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• Setting helps establish universal truth
  through incarnation and particularity.
• Setting helps understand the story more
  easily.
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• 1. Questions about “Adlestrop”
• Who wrote this poem?
• An English poet Edward Thomas wrote this
  poem.
• When was it written?
• It was written during the First World War.
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•   What was Adlestrop?
•   Adlestrop was a railway station.
•   What is your impression of Adlestrop?
•   It is quiet and desolate, with no one in sight
    but the name of the station, Adlestrop. It is
    spacious, where you could view the silent
    and fruitless dry land and high cloudlet sky.
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• It is melancholy, where we could only hear
  the sad and isolated blackbird singing, while
  all the melody of the birds from our
  hometowns could only be heard illusively
  and indistinctly.
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• What was the setting of the poem?
• It was in the afternoon of late June during
  the First World War. In a desolate railway
  station, there came an express-train
  unexpectedly.
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• What are the functions of the typical setting
  in this poem?
• The poet chooses “June” as the typical
  locale to indicate his anxiety, worry and
  longing. June is the token of the hot-
  summer, when all the plants are dry and
  withered, all the birds are out of sight owing
  to the hot weather, all people are either
  faint or feverish resulting from the abnormal
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• heat of the sun. The world is in danger, for
  it is in want of “water” to extinguish the
  feverish “fire” of the war. The world is in
  despair, for it lacks the familiar sign of life,
  that is, happy and peaceful voices of human
  beings, and the harmonious melody of birds
  from our hometowns.
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• What is the theme of the poem?
• The poet depicted the sickly war time
  indirectly. He described the abnormal
  quietness and stillness of a small railway
  station, the withered and fruitless grassland
  around, and the desolate sky with one
  blackbird singing only. He longed for the
  songs of the birds from his hometown, he
  longed for peace and harmony.
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• Derive a scenario from the poem.(p150-
  151)
• Please rewrite the poem in the form of an
  essay.(referent answer, p153)
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•   2. An Irish Airman Foresees his Death
•   questions:
•   Who was the poet?
•   W.B. Yeats
•   What is the poem about?
•   It directly declared the poet’s hatred to war.
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• How did “I” understand the war?
• “I” believed the war is meaningless, for we
  fight against those we do not hate, and
  protect those we do not love, it could not
  bring any happiness for our country and our
  people, but a lonely impulse of delight for a
  few. The war is disgusting because it could
  only bring us death and destruction.
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• What is the dominant emotions of this
  poem?
• It is full of hatred, anguish and despair,
  while the poem by Thomas is sad but
  hopeful.
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• More information about Ozymandias
• P153-156
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