匿名使用者
匿名使用者 發問時間: 社會與文化語言 · 1 0 年前

英詩解析涵意

這一首詩是我上上禮拜就應該上台報告的詩篇,但我上網找了好久都看不到這首詩的介紹和解析,不知有哪位高手能解解小妮子的困惑和難題~

In the inner city

in the inner city

or

like we call it

home

we think a lot known uptown

and the silent nights

and the houses straight as

dead men

and the pastel lights

and we hang on to our no place

happy to be alive

and in the inner city

or

like we call it

home

by Lucille Clifton(B.1936)

這首詩我需要翻譯和解釋這詩的意境或手法

再加上這問答

1.In what context is the term "inner city " most often used, and what is it usually ment to imply?

2.what are the connotations of "silent nights" "straight as dead man" , and "pastel lights"?

By implication, what contrasting qualities might be found in the life of the inner city?

3.Is the irony in this poem verbal or dramatic?

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  • 匿名使用者
    1 0 年前
    最佳解答

    Summary This short poem contrasts perspectives of the places where two different societal groups live. What the larger (white) society considers the inner city is what the poet and her people call "home." At the same time the inner city view of "uptown" is of a lifeless place that has no particular appeal. The poet would rather stay where she is, in this "no place" and "be alive."

    from:http://endeavor.med.nyu.edu/lit-med/lit-med-db/web...

    In the Inner City” starkly contrasts the physical qualities of “nice” neighborhoods with an inner city sense of inhabiting life. Poverty and disrepair render inner city buildings ugly to an outsider, but for those families who live in such tenements the notion of home carries a set of other meanings. The external surfaces of things, in the poem, reveal only partial truths.

    from : http://66.102.7.104/search?q=cache:fW4rJ5gvi3cJ:ww...

    1.In what context is the term "inner city " most often used, and what is it usually ment to imply?

    ANs: Inner city which means the older and more populated and (usually) poorer central section of a city.

    she used inner city to decribe the socity where poor people and she lived

    2.what are the connotations of "silent nights" "straight as dead man" , and "pastel lights"?

    The people lived inner city view of "uptown" is of a lifeless place that has no particular appeal. she use these words reflect uptwon's people are not happy as they are(but it is her thought, guess , and feeling, the turth is ...who knows)

    By implication, what contrasting qualities might be found in the life of the inner city? --rich and poor , life and lifeless ...etc..

    3.Is the irony in this poem verbal or dramatic?

    IT's verbal irony

    PS....i can only answer your question roughly..and hope it's right. and it's your homework.....try to answer by yourslef ^^

    good luck

  • 匿名使用者
    1 0 年前

    希望有各路好手能給我詩的中文翻譯

  • ?
    Lv 6
    1 0 年前

    這註釋給妳參考看看~~

    This short poem contrasts perspectives of the places where two different societal groups live. What the larger (white) society considers the inner city is what the poet and her people call "home." At the same time the inner city view of "uptown" is of a lifeless place that has no particular appeal. The poet would rather stay where she is, in this "no place" and "be alive."

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