Presentation on theme: "To an Athlete Dying Young"— Presentation transcript:
1 To an Athlete Dying Young TitleWhat do the words of the title suggest to you?What denotations are presented?What connotations or associations do the words possess?
2 Translate the poem in your own words. What is the poem about? ParaphraseTranslate the poem in your own words.What is the poem about?
3 What meaning does the poem have beyond the literal meaning? ConnotationWhat meaning does the poem have beyond the literal meaning?
4 Form To an Athlete Dying Young the expression of a deeply felt emotion or personal response. The tone of a lyric poem is frequently expressed as reflective. expresses sorrow or lamentation, usually for one who has dieda lyric poem. Because it praises an athlete who died young, the poem may be further classified as an elegy.
5 DictionThe time you won your town the race We chaired you through the market-place;Smart lad, to slip betimes awayAnd early though the laurel grows It withers quicker than the roseNow you will not swell the routLanguage – word choice, style that contributes to toneFORMAL languageMODERN style, with particular and emotive language
6 ImageryWe chaired you through the market-place; Man and boy stood cheering by, And home we brought you shoulder-highShoulder-high we bring you home, And set you at your threshold down, Townsman of a stiller town.And early though the laurel grows It withers quicker than the rose.Eyes the shady night has shut Cannot see the record cut So set, before its echoes fade, The fleet foot on the sill of shade, And hold to the low lintel up The still-defended challenge-cupVisualization using metaphors, allusions, descriptive words and similes amongst other literary forms
7 Point of View First person We chaired you through the market-place; Shoulder-high we bring you home,First person
8 Details market-place Man and boy the road all runners come Townsman information (including descriptive, illustrative, and statistical information) that supports an idea or contributes to an overall impression
9 Allusions on the sill of shade that early-laurelled head Eyes the shady night has shuton the sill of shadethat early-laurelled headThe garland briefer than a girl'srefers to a subject matter such as a place, event, or literary work by way of a passing reference. It is up to the reader to make a connection to the subject being mentioned.
10 Symbolism the road all runners come From fields where glory does not staythe laurel grows It withers quicker than the rose.The still-defended challenge-cupThe garlandan object or action that means something more than its literal meaning
11 Figurative Language Alliteration Metaphor Simile Onomatopoeia PersonificationHyperboleIdiom
12 Other Devices Eyes the shady night has shut Cannot see the record cut, The fleet footCatalexisSynecdoche
13 Attitude a mixture of objectivity and metaphor, that is, [Housman] speaks of things as they are while also speaking of things or events in order to mean something else.Mournful, with a cynical edge “smart lad” to escape living beyond fame
14 ShiftsThe time you won your town the race We chaired you through the market-place; Man and boy stood cheering by, And home we brought you shoulder-high. To-day,…Smart lad, to slip betimes away From fields where glory does not staySo set, before its echoes fade, The fleet foot on the sill of shadeFrom past to presentFrom objective to opinion, paradox viewFrom regret to acceptance and action
15 To an Athlete Dying Young transience of lifeEven the ‘elite’ in society are levelled by death
16 ThemeLife is for living well; in death all that remains of anyone is the memories of the living for that person.Develop: only the good die young
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