Anne Bradstreet (111027)
＊ The Author to Her Book (文化背景)
＊ Before th Birth of One of Her Children
＊ the apple of his eye 掌上明珠
＊ A Midsummer Night's Dream (Shakespeare)
=> theseus => 雅典王
=> tricolor viola 三色堇
=> lunatic 瘋子 => lun- = 月
=> Doth glance from heaven to earth, from earth to heaven. = 上窮碧落下黃泉
＊ To My Dear and Loving Husband
=> Elizabeth Browning
＊ thy = your
=> Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
=> Iambic pentameter
=> untrimm'd => ex. I have my hair trim.
=> metaphor: a literary figure of speech that uses an image, story or tangible thing to represent a less tangible thing or some intangible quality or idea. => 類比模式
＊ offspring 子孫
=> Charlotte Bronte
＊ William Faulkner (1949 -- Nobel Prize for Literature)
=> Nobel Prize Speech
=> doom 末日
=> in the last red and dying evening
★ It is his(The poet's) privilege to help man endure by lifting his heart, by reminding him of the courage and honor and hope and pride and compassion and pity and sacrifice which have been the glory of his past. The poet's voice need not merely be the record of man, it can be one of the props, the pillars to help him endure and prevail.
=> endurance 耐力
=> compassion 同情
=> sacrifice 犧牲
=> the record of man 人類紀錄
=> pillars 支柱
＊ Ode to the West Wind (Shelley) => 西風頌
=> If winter comes, can spring be far behind?