Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears? (110414)
gastritis 胃炎 arthritis 關節炎 sinusitis 鼻竇炎
-itis(Latin root) => inflammation 發炎 => flam = fire = flame
Ex. She was the old flame of mine in high school.
"diction"(choose of words): important in writing composition
explain yourself "verbally clear" = "crystal clear"
"cultural diversity" from "Why Mosquito Buzzes in Pepole's Ear"
Quiz on Mother Goose
Jack and Jill 兩小無猜
Ex. They grew up like Jack and Jill in the countryside of Tianan.
George Porgy 愛捉弄女孩的調皮男孩 (even in Jazz music)
Mother Goose nursery rhymes are good for TESOL abilitry.
(TESOL: teaching English as the second language)
Three items to "identify" Miss Muffet: tuffet 腳凳
Little Miss Muffet
Sat on a tuffet,
Eating her curds and whey;
There came a big spider,
Who sat down beside her
And frightened Miss Muffet away.
Kermit the Frog said:"Nursery rhymes got weird(怪異) all the time."
Ex. 小皮球 香蕉油 => nonsense!
"Nonsense" is one of the characteristics(特色) of children's literature.
Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears?
(is originally an African legend, and retold by an illustrator, as well as animated by an American film maker.)
When something happened which we cannot figure out ,someone made up a story to creat a rationale(基本原理; 理論說明) to convince yourself that it is true.
The experience to be bugged by mosquito in dorm(dormitory). 宿舍
→the story is a "rationale" to convince you that the phenomenon is normal!
The reason we call it "MYTH"(迷思)
"Catch me if you can!
But you cannot!"
Onomatopoeia => wastle woostle; wasawusu: moving sound of the snake.
mek: through the reeds.
badamin: the iguana lumbered on, bobbing his head.
krik: the rabbit bounded.
kaa: the crow cried.
zeee!: the mosquito buzz.
Five choices of words to express 嚇壞了:
annoy; frighten; scare; startle; alarm
annoyed → frightened → scared → startled → alarmed → killed
Chinese version cannot demonstrate the fun of the "wording".
No conflicts, no story!
"the mother won't wake up the sun, so the day can't come."(conflict)
When mother owl’s wrath being demonstrated at King Lion’s council (climax), she feels quite satisfactory for the mosquito murderer has been punished.
So, she goes ahead to wake up the sun again, so the dawn can come (resolution).
climax 和 resolution 都和 conflict 有關
conflict 衝到最高→ climax
conflict 得到解決→ resolution
climax 不等於 orgasm 性高潮
在課堂上欣賞完影片後，覺得這則對蚊子嗡嗡叫現象的解釋相當可愛，而且畫面充滿著非洲風情，是比The Lion King更能代表非洲的傳奇。
Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears? ﹝Dial ﹞