Unit 2 Poems
Extensive reading and writing
Read aloud your writing in class.
Listen to the tape and tell whether it makes you feel some
thing or think about something? If so, explain it.
In groups of three, discuss and then write about the characteristics of each poem. Read pages 10 and 11 again to help you.
Poem A Tang poem
This poem has beautiful imagery that conveys deep feelings. There are many things that this poem makes the reader think about: light heartedness and heavy heartedness, it contrasts morning and night, and creation and destruction.
Poem B adverb poem
Number of lines: two sets of four lines Rhythm: regular strong beat Rhyme: four pairs of rhyming lines Repetition:
of each line regularly. Part of speech: The adverb hungrily starts each line.
hungrily is repeated at the beginning
Poem C: love song
regular strong beat Rhyme: two pairs of rhyming lines Repetition:
First two lines are repeated at the end of the song .
Number of lines:
Number of lines: three Number of syllables: 17
Brainstorming for poem types, topics and human feelings
drinking wine World War Ⅰ
pets imagination power
sadness homesick love
loneliness fear anger
Now it is your turn to write or translate a poem.
When you have finished writing or translating your poem, practice reciting it aloud with correct rhythm and intonation.
1.Finish your writing or translating of your poem.
2. Prepare for the exam of the unit.