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Anonymous asked in 社會及文化語言 · 6 years ago

1literary appreciation-setting

reading the story and answer the question:

THE small locomotive engine, Number 4, came clanking, stumbling down from Selston with seven full waggons. It appeared round the corner with loud threats of speed, but the colt that it startled from among the gorse, which still flickered indistinctly in the raw afternoon, outdistanced it at a canter. A woman, walking up the railway-line to Underwood, drew back into the hedge, held her basket aside, and watched the footplate of the engine advancing. The trucks thumped heavily past, one by one, with slow inevitable movement, as she stood insignificantly trapped beneath the jolting black waggons and the hedge; then they curved away towards the coppice where the withered oak-leaves dropped noiselessly, while the birds, pulling at the scarlet hips beside the track, made off into the dusk that had already crept into the spinney. In the open, the smoke from the engine sank and cleaved to the rough grass. The fields were dreary and forsaken, and in the marshy strip that led to the whimsey*, a reedy pit-pond, the fowls had already abandoned their run among the shaggy black alders, to roost in the tarred fowl-house. The pit-bank loomed up beyond the pond, flames like red sores licking its ashy sides, in the afternoon's stagnant light. Just beyond rose the tapering chimneys and the clumsy black headstocks of Brinsley Colliery. The two wheels were spinning fast up against the sky, and the winding-engine rapped out its little spasms. The miners were being turned up.

task1 :Describe the physical informmation of the 'setting'.


2.Characters and/or images(the most conspicuous ones):

task2:Atmosphere created by figurative language

a.Identify cases of figurative language used(e.g.simile, metaphor, sensory expressions, personification, etc.).

b.Come up with a description of the dominating atmosphere hinted by the use of figurative language as analyzed above.



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  • 6 years ago
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    We show little appreciation of the bad essay. We can't judge the weakness of this essay !?

    Task 1 Place:-

    From Selston village to Brinsley Colliery through a train.


    A woman seen walking between the train a

    nd the forest.The miners from the Colliery.

    Task 2 Atmosphere:-

    (a)similes:-footplate of engine advancing

    ----------the trucks thumped heavily past;

    ----------flames (like) red sores licking

    ----------like leaves dropped with no sound

    metaphores:-flickered indistinctly

    --------the field were dreary&forsaken;

    sensory expressions:-the winding-engine rapped out its little spasms.

    Personifications:-The fowls had abandoned then run among the shaggy black alders to roost in the tarred fowl-house.

    ------Bird pulling at scarlet hip;

    (b)Describe the atmosphere:-

    ---The winding-engine rapped out its little spasms.(= of contracting anxiety anger,pain.)

    2014-09-15 18:30:43 補充:

    Task 3;Categories:-Hot=smoke from engine;tapering chimneys;Colliery.Coldness:-pit-pond,the marshy strip;Active=locomotive engine;2 wheels spinning.Still:-railline,the track,Colliery.Masculine=the miners,birds;Feminine=A woman,the fowls.

    2014-09-16 17:30:12 補充:

    Task2(b)Describe Atmosp:-The smoke from train was covering deadly dull small town.The field is dull&boring.Lake is stagnant.Pool is dull lifeless.Pond is static.Light of weather was overcast with dull.2nd half essay was v.dull because the 2 wheels had a sudden painful spasm unpleasantly.(fig)

    2014-09-18 18:27:53 補充:

    Metaphor refers something else=quality you want to express=a dinner party as a metaphor for life=GF for married;eg:-Cricketing to beat off any challenge of ball=life;EG:-The fields were dreary&forsaken=To mix yet more metaphors,fields were trying to attract the handsome farmers !

    2014-09-19 13:41:23 補充:

    The fields were dreary&forsaken is a metaphor to describe the cold&no sunshine waiting for the interested farmers to relation is a metaphor for the failure of communication by iphone6 in the modern home.Metaphor describes something by comparing it to something else w/o" like-as"

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