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shurale
22-02-2011, 17:23
For English instruction I greatly suggest

Fire & Ice

Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I've tasted of desire
I hold with those who favour fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.

(Robert Frost)

If anybody feels like explaining vocabulary & grammar of the poem in this thread, go ahead.

martpark
22-02-2011, 19:18
An example of alliteration (words that begin with similar sounds).

The Eagle by Alfred, Lord Tennyson

He clasps the crag with crooked hands;
Close to the sun in lonely lands,
Ring’d with the azure world, he stands.

The wrinkled sea beneath him crawls;
He watches from his mountain walls,
And like a thunderbolt he falls.

clasp = hold

crag = rocky crack

crooked = irregular, not straight

azure = blue

shurale
25-02-2011, 20:59
How about using this American poem by a famous poetess?

What would you say about its grammar, language and other jazz?

http://plagiarist.com/poetry/607/

martpark
25-02-2011, 22:15
How about using this American poem by a famous poetess?

What would you say about its grammar, language and other jazz?

http://plagiarist.com/poetry/607/

What do you want it to say?

Bels
25-02-2011, 23:29
Poetry is for which group of students? Adults interested in business English? NO! Adults interested intested in social English? Well maybe a little, and check out the response, but for me personally ? My students want to move on to the nxt subject.

Poetry withsongs and nursery rymes for children? Well they love it!! And works very well with teaching.

We could say that pop music is poetry, and can work with teenagers and adults.

But please!! OLD fashioned poetry is not working with me!!! And I listen to my students, to a certain degree

shurale
26-02-2011, 02:06
Ok Bels, answer this question - what is good for business? Why is it good for business to say sayonara to your Japanese business partner, even of you know that he speaks perfect English?
As for Russians, I dont think many care the least bit about Crime and Punishment, but many like to quote something from Eugene Onegin. Moy dyadya samykh chestnykh pravil poka ne vshutku zanemog..... Business people or factory workers Pushkin is loved much more than Dostoyevski and Tolstoi regardless of etnicity of Russian people.




Poetry
is for which group of students? Adults interested in
business English? NO! Adults interested intested in social English? Well maybe a little, and check out the response, but for me personally ? My students want to move on to the nxt subject.

Poetry withsongs and nursery rymes for children? Well they love it!! And works very well with teaching.

We could say that pop music is poetry, and can work with teenagers and adults.

But please!! OLD fashioned poetry is not working with me!!! And I listen to my students, to a certain degree