The Wild Honey Suckle by Philip Freneau Poet of the American Revolution Father of American Poetry Pioneer of the New Romanticism A gifted and versatile lyric poet
What is a wild honey suckle? 野忍冬花，俗称金银花。It is one of the most beautiful of all wildflowers for its scent and ability to grow in difficult placesIt is grow on acid soils and old mines, railway tracks and is a good herbaceous plant
Appreciation Section 1 translation Fair flower, that dost so comely grow, 美丽的花呀你长得这么秀丽， Hid in this silent, dull retreat, 却藏身在这僻静沉闷的地方，Untouched thy honeyed blossoms blow, 甜美的花儿开了却没人亲昵， Unseen thy little branches greet: 招展的小小枝梢也没人观赏： No roving foot shall crush thee here, 没有荡来荡去的脚把你踩碎， No busy hand provoke a tear. 没有东攀西摘的手催你落泪。 By Natures self in white arrayed, 大自然把你打扮的一身洁白， She bade thee shun the vulgar eye, 她叫你避开庸俗粗鄙的暮光， And planted here the guardian shade, 她布置树荫把你护卫起来， And sent soft waters murmuring by; 又让潺潺的柔波淌过你身旁； Thus quietly thy summer goes, 你的夏天就这样静静地消逝， Thy days declining to repose. 这时候你日见萎蔫终将安息。
Section2 translationSmit with those chams, that must 那些难免消逝的美使我销decay,I grieve to see your future doom; 魂They died--nor were those flowers 想起你未来的结局我就心more gay, 疼The flowers that did in Eden bloom; Unpitying frosts, and Autumns 别的那些花也不比你幸运power 虽开放在伊甸园中也已凋 Shall leave no vestige of thisflower. 零 无情的寒霜再加秋风的威From morning suns and evening 力dewsAt first thy little being came: 会叫这花朵消失得一无踪If nothing once, you nothing lose, 迹For when you die you are the same; The space between, is but anhour, 朝阳和晚露当初曾把你养 The frail duration of flower. 育 让你这小小的生命来到世04/06/12 上 原来若乌有，没什么可失
Deep understanding of the poem The poet expressed a keen awareness of the1 loveliness and transience of nature.2 The poem showed strong feelings for the natural beauty, which was the characteristic of romantic poets.
What we can learn from the poem? Point 1 The wild can also be beautiful. Point 2 Everyone should take an active attitude toward life. Never avoid challenges for fear of losing something. Point 3 One can’t achieve anything under the shelter and protection.
1 What is the Rhyme Scheme of the poem?2 What is the Metrical Patten of the poem? 1 A-B-A-B-C-C 2 Iambic tetrameter