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匿名使用者 發問時間: 社會與文化語言 · 1 0 年前

Poem- More About People


Ogden Nash 的 More about People

When people aren't asking question

They're making suggestions

And when they're not doing one of those

They're either looking over your shoulder or stepping on your toes

And then as if that weren't enough to annoy you

They employ you.

Anybody at leisure

Incurs everybody's displeasure.

It seems to be very irking

To people at work to see other people not working,

So they tell you that work is wonderful medicine,

Just look at Firestone and Ford and Edison,

And they lecture you till they're out of breath or something

And then if you don't succumb they starve you to death or something.

All of which results in a nasty quirk:

That if you don't want to work you have to work to earn enough money so that you won't have to work.




上面打錯了 請問這篇詩在說寫什麼?

它的theme 和mood是什麼呀?

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  • 1 0 年前

    這是一首諷刺詩 (Satire), 詩人描寫出他對社會勞工階層的觀察,主題 (theme) 大致上可以分兩方面來說,其一是諷刺資方(第一到第六行);其二是這社會中的工作狂的病態現象。語氣 (mood) 當然就是挖苦了 (sarcasm),他挖苦資方遴選員工的變態原則;相對地,勞方又怎麼無奈的接受聘任。另一方面,勞工彼此間也對勞逸不均產生不平衡的心理,努力工作的人對於不用工作的人看不順眼,甚至告訴不需要工作的人說,工作才是良方。最後一句更是耐人尋味,如果你不想工作,那你就得賺夠多的錢好讓你不用工作。

    參考資料: Portable Literature 5th Edition
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