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高二教案 第808期(1)
发布时间:2020-10-26

本期配套教案共2页:  1  2

2020-2021学年度第9期总第808期
Storied poetry career (P4)
吉林毓文中学 姜晓琳

Lead-in
Do you like poetry? Can you recite some poems?  
Read this poem written by Louise Gluck.  
What does the poet want to tell in these lines?

Snowdrops
                       by Louise Gluck
I did not expect to survive,
earth suppressing (压抑) me. I didn’t expect
to waken again, to feel
in damp earth my body
able to respond again, remembering
after so long how to open again
in the cold light
of earliest spring—

afraid, yes, but among you again
crying yes risk joy

in the raw wind of the new world.

Reading for main idea
Let’s read the article “Storied poetry career” to learn more about the poet—Louise Gluck.

The author writes the article mainly _______.
A. to tell readers Gluck won the Nobel Prize in literature
B. to introduce Gluck’s life experiences
C. to show how Gluck became an autobiographical poet
Key: A

Reading for the structure
What is the structure of the article?
What’s the main idea of each part?


How is the article developed?

Part I (Para 1) :  Gluck’s achievements in literature (by presenting basic facts)

Louise Gluck has been no stranger to awards over her long and storied career, since her first publication in 1968. In 1993, she won the Pulitzer Prize for her collection of poems, The Wild Iris (《野鸢尾》). And on Oct 8 she became the 16th woman to win the Nobel Prize in literature with the Nobel prizes first awarded in 1901.


Part II (Para (2-5): comments on Gluck and her poetry
(by using a comment made by committee chair; by giving examples; by quoting one of the judges)

Gluck was honored “for her unmistakable poetic voice that, with austere (朴素的) beauty, makes individual existence universal”. Often said to be an autobiographical (自传体的) poet, drawing from the inner parts of her life, “she is not to be regarded as a confessional poet (告白派诗人). Gluck seeks the universal,” Nobel Committee Chair Anders Olsson said in a statement.
Gluck, 77, the author of 12 poetry collections, has been able to turn her life experiences into universal themes covering life, loss, and isolation (孤独). Because of this, readers have often found her poetry to be “dark”. However, there is much more than darkness in her voice, as noted by Olsson. “It is candid (直白的) and ... also a voice full of humor and biting wit,” he said.
For example, in her poem Snowdrops, she uses the coming of spring after winter to show rebirth of life after death. She leads readers down a depressing path only to reconnect with the light at the near end. At the conclusion of the poem, readers are left to feel the “raw wind of the new world” as they watch a new spring. This is often the case in Gluck’s poetry, being able to feel joy even after not having done so for a long time.
When her work Faithful Virtuous Night (《忠诚与善良之夜》) received a National Book Award for Poetry in 2014, a judge for the award went on to say, the collection comes from “a world where darkness blurs (使模糊) ordinarily sharp edges (边界) around the oppositions ... [of] our lives – loss and renewal, male and female, the living and the dead”.  

Part III (Para 6): Gluck’s response and her hope
(by presenting her feeling and words)

Although she’s already a well-known writer, experienced in exploring trauma (痛苦经历) and healing, Gluck did feel honored to be given the prestigious Nobel award. However, when asked what the prize means to her, the lyric poet responded by saying, “It’s too new … I don’t know really what it means.” Her only hope is that she can preserve her daily life.

Conclusion
In what ways does the author make the main idea of the article clear and the character vivid?

1. by presenting basic facts
2. by using quotes
3. by giving examples
4. by presenting Gluck’s feeling and her own words
Reading for understanding

Why was she awarded the Nobel Prize in literature according to Anders Olsson?

Because of her unmistakable poetic voice that, with austere beauty, makes individual existence universal.

Why did Anders Olsson say that Gluck was not to be regarded as a confessional poet?

Because she seeks the universal and turns her life experiences into universal themes.

Could you find some expressions from the article to describe her poetry?

austere; dark; expressing joy; humorous; full of biting wit; candid; depressing …

In the following sentences, there is a common word: “universal”. Read them again and talk about the meaning of the word.

1. Gluck was honored “for her unmistakable poetic voice that, with austere (朴素的) beauty, makes individual existence universal”.

2. “She is not to be regarded as a confessional poet (告白派诗人). Gluck seeks the universal,” Nobel Committee Chair Anders Olsson said in a statement.

3. Gluck, 77, the author of 12 poetry collections, has been able to turn her life experiences into universal themes covering life, loss and isolation (孤独).

Summary
Louise Gluck has won a lot of awards over her long and storied career, ________(include) the Nobel Prize in literature. She _________(honor) for her unmistakable poetic voice ____ makes individual ________ (exist) universal. In her poetry collections, she turns her life experiences ______ universal themes  ________(cover) life, loss and isolation. Readers consider her poetry “dark”. However, not only is there ________(dark) in her voice, but also humor and biting wit. Although many poems come from her inner parts of her life, she doesn’t only speak for _____ (she). Instead, she seeks the _________(universe). I think it means experiences or feelings or ideas anyone else will have, with which readers can _____ (easy) resonate (共鸣).

Keys: including; is honored; that; existence; into; covering; darkness; herself; universal; easily
Language study

Translate the following phrases into Chinese.
1. biting wit 尖刻的幽默
2. raw wind 湿冷的风
3. the prestigious Nobel award 享有盛名的诺贝尔奖
4. preserve her daily life 她的日常生活照旧
5. be no stranger to………不觉得陌生
6. be honored for…因……受到尊敬或授予头衔
7. be regarded as... 被看作……
8. more than…不仅仅
9. at the conclusion of… 在……的结尾

Fill in the blanks with the following phrases.
be no stranger to               
be honored for        
be regarded as
more than                            
at the conclusion of

a. She is ____________ a teacher to us. She is our friend.
b. Zhong Nanshan, an 84-old year doctor, has _______________ helping patients.
c. I’ll explore this aspect a bit ______________ this article.
d. Xi’an may ______________ a giant history museum.
e. He had given many years of his life to the young nation and should _____________it.

Keys: a. more than; b. been no stranger to; c. at the conclusion of; d. be regarded as; e. be honored for

Exploring and appreciating

The Wild Iris
by Louise Gluck

At the end of my suffering
there was a door.

Hear me out: that which you call death
I remember.

Overhead, noises, branches of the pine shifting.
Then nothing. The weak sun
flickered over the dry surface.

It is terrible to survive
as consciousness
buried in the dark earth.

Then it was over: that which you fear, being
a soul and unable
to speak, ending abruptly, the stiff earth
bending a little. And what I took to be
birds darting in low shrubs.

You who do not remember
passage from the other world
I tell you I could speak again: whatever
returns from oblivion returns
to find a voice:

from the center of my life came
a great fountain, deep blue
shadows on azure seawater.

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