Reading Li Bai Du Fu Su Dongpo Bai Juyi Shakespeare is most famous for his plays. His sonnets ,however, belong to the best English poetry. Byron John Donne John Keats John Milton Robert Frost Wordsworth the introduction of English poetry to China (the end of 19th ) 1910---1930 Lu Xun Guo Moruo They translated English poetry into Chinese. That (para.1) poetry plays with sounds, words and grammar its (para.3) the history of English poetry their (para.4) Wordsworth’s, Byron’s and Keats’ they (para.5) modern poets They (para.7) poems and literature 1. When did the modern English come into being? Modern English started around the time of William Shakespeare, towards the end of the 16th century. 2. Why do Chinese readers admire John Donne’s works? Chinese readers admire his works because of his use of surprising images that reminds them of the works of poets such as Su Dongpo. 3.When did Chinese writers begin to read more foreign poetry? Towards the end of the 19th century. 4.Who translated both poetry and novels into Chinese at the beginning of the 20th century? Lu Xun and Guo Moruo. True or false questions: 1.Poetry often follows special patterns of rhythm and rhyme. T 2. English poetry as well as Chinese poetry has a long history. F 3. The earliest English poetry is easy to understand now. F 4. Modern English came into being around the middle of the 17th century. F True or false questions: 5. John Donne’s poetry often reminds Chinese readers of the poems by Su Dongpo. T 6.Byron’s Isles of Greece is an example of modern poetry. F 7. Lu Xun and Guo Moruo played an important role in introducing English poetry to China. T 8. The advantages of reading English poetry in Chinese translation is that you have more choice. F 1st. para. Early English poets Why more people are 2nd. para. interested in English poetry 3rd. para. The 19th century English poets The introduction of 4th. para. English poetry to China 5th. para. Brief introduction to poetry 6th. para. Modern English poets 7th. para. Chinese poets and poetry Match the text into four parts Divide main idea with each part Part1 (1) History of English poetry Part2 (2) Poems and literature can be bridges Part3(3&4&5) Chinese poetry and poets Part4 (6&7) Brief introduction to poetry The history of English poetry(part3) Time Poets characteristics 16th William Shakespeare sonnets 17th John Donne his use of surprising images John Milton the absence of rhyme 18th Alexander Pope 19th John Keats sonnets and long poems William Wordsworth nature poems Gordon Byron Isles of Greece 20th modern poems stand Robert Frost closest to us Timeline of Great Poets John Milton William Wordsworth (7) 1600 (3) 1700 1800 1900 2000 (4) (2) Alexander Pope John Donne (1) John Keats (5) (8) Shakespeare Robert Frost (6) George Gordon Byron While-reading 1. Some English poetry reminds readers of Chinese poetry. 读者有时发现英文诗与中文诗有 异曲同工之妙。 短语remind sb. of sb./sth. 本意为 (cause sb. to remember or be newly aware of sb./sth) 使某人回想起或意 识到某人或某事。 This song reminds me of France. 当然，在课本的原句中若直搬其中文 意思就会使语义不太顺畅。故在翻译句 子时，还应注意其意义。 2. Poetry also calls up all the colours, feelings, experiences and curious images of a dream world. 诗歌还能唤起梦幻世界的一切色彩， 感情，经历和各种奇特的意象。 call up 在本句中意为"唤起，回忆起"; 还可表示“给某人打电话；召集，动员 "。 The sound of happy laughter called up memories of his childhood. 有关call的短语 call on sb. 拜访某人 call at a place 拜访某地 call for sth. 需求某事物 call back 叫回，回电话 call off 取消 3. The earliest poem was written in a kind of English that is now difficult to understand. 早期诗中运用的英文很难被现代人 理解。 本句的定语从句中运用了一个重点句 式：sth. /sb. is+ adj. + to do 注意在本结 构中常用不定式的主动形式与前 面的句词构成逻辑上的动宾关系。 e.g. This question is easy to answer . 类似的结构还有： have sth. to do; There is sth. to do; with sth. to do e.g. Does anyone have something to say? e.g. With a lot of difficult problems ________， theC newly-elected President is having a hard time.（2002上海春招）A．settled B．steeling C．to settle D．being settled 注：在with复合宾语结构中也可用分词, 但根据本句意, 有很多难题还有待 解决,故应用不定式表将来,选C。 4．The style and atmosphere in their poems has often led to comparisons with poets such as Du Fu and Li Bai. 他们的诗歌风格和氛围经常会引发人 们将其与杜甫和李白的诗对比。 lead v. 领导,导致, 造成, 过……生活 e.g. He led the blind man across the street. Too much work often leads to illness. They are leading a happy life. [相关句式] lead sb. to a place 领某人到…… lead sb. to do sth. 使/领某人干…… lead to 导致,引起 lead a...life = live a... life 过……生活 lead sb. in doing… 领导……做…… such as意为 “例如，诸如此 类的”。 I visited several cities such as New York, Chicago and Boston. 辨析： such as, for example和namely/that is such as 用来列举事物，常用在列举的 事物和前面的名词之间，但是所列事物 的数量不能等同于前面所提及事物的总 数，否则应用that is或者namely；for example主要用于举例说明，一般只列举 同类事物中的“一个”，其位置灵活， 可置于句首，句中或句末，用标点符 号隔开，而such as只能放在所列举事 物之前。 He knows several languages such as English, French and German. I have three friends, namely/that is, John, Jack and Tom. Some students, for example, John, live in the neighborhood. 5. Once published, his work became famous for the absence of rhyme at the end of each line. Once published为Once his work was published的省略形式。在英语中,当状语 从句中的主语与主句的主语一致并且从句 的谓语是be done或be doing时,通常把从句 的主语和助动词be省略掉。 If he is praised, he will be happy the whole day. 如果受到表扬,他会一整天都高兴。 While we were waiting for the train to start we felt excited. 在等着火车启动时,我们兴奋不已。 Summary Main idea Writing techniques 1. General making introduction to comparison poetry (paragraph 1) using images Main idea Writing techniques 2．Poetry often follows special giving examples patterns of rhythm and explanation and rhyme (paragraph 2 ) Main idea Writing techniques 3．Introduction of the history of giving examples English poetry in making chronological order comparison (paragraph 3-5) Main idea Writing techniques 4.Poems and literature can be giving bridges between examples the East and the using images West (paragraph 6- 7) Post-reading Exercise 2 on Page 29: 1. “That” refers to “Poetry plays with sounds, words and grammar”. 2. “its”refers to “English poetry’s” 3. “their” refers to “English Romantic poets’ such as Wordsworth, Byron, Shelley and Keats.” 4. “they” refers to “modern poets” 5. “They” refers to “Poems and literature” Homework 1．Read the passage again and recite the key sentences in the text. 2．Prepare for Language Study.