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1 Unit 2 Poems Using Language IVE SAVED THE SUMMER

2 Unit 2 Poems Using Language IVE SAVED THE SUMMER

3 Rod Mckuen is an American poet, singer, songwriter and musician. Ive saved the summer is his last work. Introduction

4 1.Appreciate the poem 2.Feel the beauty of language 3.Share the poets feelings

5 1. Do you think the speaker in the poem is more likely to be a girlfriend /boyfriend or parent? Maybe a parent who is speaking to his/her child. Step 1: Read the poem and answer the following question.

6 1. Rhyme: If a poem or song rhymes, the lines end with words that have the same sounds. Step 2. Feel the beauty of language I saw two sparrows run a race I saw two horses making lace I saw a girl just like a cat I saw a kitten wear a hat [ei] [æ]

7 Ive saved the summer And I give it all to you To hold on winter mornings When the snow is new. Ive saved some sunlight If you should ever need A place away from darkness Where your mind can feed. IVE SAVED THE SUMMER you new need feed

8 And for myself Ive kept your smile When you were but nineteen, Till youre older youll not know What brave young smiles can mean. I know no answers To help you on your way The answers lie somewhere At the bottom of the day. But if youve a need for love Ill give you all I own It might help you down the road Till youve found your own. teen mean way day own

9 rhythm Twinkle twinkle little star 2. Rhythm: the beat that runs through the poem. It happens when a stressed element followed by an unstressed element.

10 IVE SAVED THE SUMMER Ive saved the summer And I give it all to you To hold on winter mornings When the snow is new. Listen to the poem and appreciate the rhythm.

11 Ive saved some sunlight If you should ever need A place away from darkness Where your mind can feed. And for myself Ive kept your smile When you were but nineteen, Till youre older youll not know What brave young smiles can mean.

12 I know no answers To help you on your way The answers lie somewhere At the bottom of the day. But if youve a need for love Ill give you all I own It might help you down the road Till youve found your own. by Rod McKuen

13 When you were reading the poem, did it make you feel something or think about something? The great and selfless ______ of a parent for his child. love

14 The first strophe ( ) Ive saved the summer And I give it all to you To hold on winter mornings When the snow is new. The poet compares summer with winter to show that parents love can give us ________. warmth happy /brightness /worried /warmth

15 Rewrite the first strophe Ive saved the ________ for you. And when the _______ begins to fall on _________________, Ill give it all to you to keep you ________. summer snow winter mornings warm

16 Translate the first strophe Ive saved the summer And I give it all to you To hold on winter mornings When the snow is new.

17 The second strophe Ive saved some sunlight If you should ever need A place away from darkness Where your mind can feed. The poet compares sunlight with darkness to show that parents love can also give us _________. brightness happy /brightness /worried /warmth

18 Rewrite the second strophe Ive saved some ________ in case you need it. I believe it will drive off _______ and light your ________. sunlight darkness mind

19 Translate the second strophe Ive saved some sunlight If you should ever need A place away from darkness Where your mind can feed.

20 Read the third strophe and answer: And for myself Ive kept your smile When you were but nineteen Till youre older youll not know What brave young smiles can mean.

21 1. What has the parent kept? The childs smile. 2. What do brave young smiles mean to parents? When parents see the young brave smile, they will feel ________ because the child is confident and they will appreciate it. However, they will be a little ________ because the child may be too ambitious ( ). happy worried happy /brightness /worried /warmth

22 Read the fourth strophe and answer: I know no answers To help you on your way The answers lie somewhere At the bottom of the day.

23 1.What does way mean? A. roads or streets B. journey of life 2.Can the parents help the child all his life? No. 3.The child can find the answers mainly _______? A. With the help of parents B. By himself C. By experiencing his life

24 From the 4th strophe, we know that parents cant help the child all his life, so the child has to solve the problems of life by himself and by experiencing his life.

25 Read the last strophe: But if youve a need for love Ill give you all I own It might help you down the road Till youve found your own.

26 1. Find out: Are the two owns the same? No. First own Second own 2. Fill in the blank: Though the child has to solve all the difficulty of life by himself, the parent will offer _______________ to support the child, till the child finds his own ______. v. (have) n. (your own love) all he has/his love love

27 Summary The speaker in the poem is a parent. He is speaking to his child. Firstly, the parent sends his child warmth of the summer. Secondly, he leads his child to brightness. Thirdly, he teaches the child to be brave. Finally, he would give the child all his love to help him on his way. All these show the great and selfless love of a parent.

28 The function of this poem People write poems to tell a story to describe something to convey certain emotions ·

29 Appreciating a poem Who is the speaker? Who is the speaker speaking to? The language of the poem: rhyme/rhythm/meaning The function of this poem

30 Appreciation You nursed me when I was sick Till I was fit and well And you picked me up and cuddled me When I cried after I fell. You made me do my homework When I came home from school So that I would grow much wiser And not turn out to be a fool.

31 Appreciation You washed my dirty clothing And never once complained For taking you for granted I now feel quite ashamed. Without your help in every way I'd not be where I am today And now it's my turn to be there To give you all my love and care.

32 What can we do in return for our parents love?

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34 A SONG FOR MAMA

35 Treasure your parents love! Treasure everything you have!

36 Homework 1.Translate the whole poem into Chinese. 2.Try rewriting the third to the last strophes in your own words. Homework

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38 1. …when you were but nineteen. 2.Till youre older,…. 3.But if youve a need for love, Ill give you all I own.


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