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A.e housman

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A.e housman

  1. 1. Alfred Edward Housman: Lovelies of trees When I was oneand-twenty Group 2 Nguyễn Phương Vân Kiều Thái Phạm Ánh Ngọc Lăng Hoàng Lê Phương Nguyễn Ngọc Nha Trang Lê Nguyễn Thanh Uyên Nguyễn Lê Tường Vân
  2. 2. Alfred Edward
  3. 3. Two volumes of poetry A Shropshire Led (1896) and Last poems (1922)
  4. 4. poems‟ themes Grief pastoral beauty unrequited love fleeting youth dea th patriotism of the co
  5. 5. Introduction • Period:  taken from The Shropshire Lad : Victorian – Modern period.  strongly reminiscent of the Romantic period: natural imagery and optimism. • Type: Lyric poem => expressing an
  6. 6. Loveliest of trees, the cherry now Is hung with bloom along the bough, And stands about the woodland ride
  7. 7. the cherry now Is hung with bloom Metaphor: bough, along the * early spring  youth and beginnings * the cherry tree beauty of nature and spring
  8. 8. woodland ride Wearing white for * Woodland ride: Eastertide. a countryside path lined with blossoming cherry trees
  9. 9. woodland ride Wearing white for Eastertide. Personification: The cherry tree is wearing white to join the celebration of holy Easter festival White  peace and purity
  10. 10. Now, of my threescore years and ten, Twenty will not come again,
  11. 11. Now, of my threescore years and ten • Score = twenty threescore = sixty • Threescore years and ten
  12. 12. again, And take from seventy springs a score It only leavesnot come me fifty “twenty will more again,” The first 20 years of his life has gone and can never be taken back
  13. 13. Synecdoche Spring => a year – The most beautiful season of all the four. – The beginning season of a year
  14. 14. Assonance „ten‟ & „again‟ (line 5 & 6) / e / „score‟ & „more‟ (line 7 & 8) /ɔː/ a sense of continuity and fluidity to the verse. more flexibility and adds music to the poem. Ten & Again: twenty years
  15. 15. And since to look at things in bloom Fifty springs are little room About the woodlands
  16. 16. Synecdoche Things in bloom: beautiful things in life Fifty springs: fifty years Woodlands: the whole world
  17. 17. Metaphor snow Literal Figurative the real snow => implication the cherry blossoms => appreciate
  18. 18. Paraphrase The beautiful cherry tree stands out along the woodland path when it is blooming white in springtime. i‟m twenty years old and can expect to live to be seventy. Since
  19. 19. Theme and meaning • The poet expresses the view that we should seize every opportunity to experience life in all its beauty. • Houseman tried to underline the brevity of life against the vastness of earth and the limitless beauty that abounds in it.
  20. 20. -A.F.Housman
  21. 21. Summary When he was twenty one, he got an advice from a wiser person - don’t bank too much on love, but he promptly ignored it. When he was twenty two, the advice turned out to be helpful, and he admitted: “’Tis true.”
  22. 22. When I was one and twenty I heard a wise
  23. 23. Why “one-andtwenty” but not “twenty-one”? Contributes to the lyrical style of the poem as well as the assonance Emphasizes the brash youth.
  24. 24. The effect of the Wise emphasize the youth’s passionate love, which the value of it is far beyond any property and jewelry
  25. 25. Give crowns and pounds and guineas But not your heart away; Give pearls away and rubies
  26. 26. What “crowns”, “pound”, “guineas”, “pearls” and “rubies” The idea of money is an interesting way to explain stand money-language. the trials of love, usingfor? A young man must guard against having his life taken over by his material possessions and other’s opinions, but his mental and emotional life.
  27. 27. When I was one-andtwenty I heard him say again, “The heart out of the bosom Was never given in
  28. 28. Why use “paid”? → The wise man is commenting on the nature of love. No love is without its trials, and nothing is harder to give away than one’s heart. → The young man didn't heed the wise man's advice and fell in love he had to pay for it with continuous misery and deeply emotional hurt.
  29. 29. And I am two-andtwenty, And oh, ’tis true, ’tis true…
  30. 30. The effect of the last line  Feeling regretful Emphasizing the author’s realization about valuable lessons of love and life when he was older, gained maturity and experience.
  31. 31. Them  The love among youth is far more valuable e than jewels and riches thus it should not be given too easily.  Young people are stubborn and unwilling to listen to others.  Advice is only really accepted and learned through personal experience.
  32. 32. The rhythm of the po  Each of even-numbered lines contains six syllables. “I heard a wise man say (line 2) But not your heart away (line 4)”  Each of the odd-numbered lines contains seven syllables. “When I was one-and-twenty (line 1) Give crowns and pounds and guineas(line 3)” Giving the poem a sense of melody
  33. 33. The rhythm of the po  All of the even numbered lines of this poem contain three segment.  All of the odd-numbered lines contain one extra unaccented syllable in the final segment. Creating what is called feminine ending

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