Unit 8: Appetite. Stylistic features Exposition through definition Comparison & contrast Metaphorical language . About the author Laurie Lee (1914-1997). British novelist and poet
Britishnovelist and poet
Comments on Laurie Lee:
“But the horse was king, and almost everything grew around him ...This was what we were born to, and all we knew at first. Then, to the scream of the horse, the change began. The brass-lamped motor-car came coughing up the road.”
-- Cider With Rosie, "Last Days"
1878: Graduated from the University of Oxford with a degree in Classics
1881: Published Poems, a collection of poetry
January - October 1882 :Lectured on English aestheticism in the United States and Canada
1891:Published his only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, which portrayed the moral decay of its title character
February 1895:The Importance of Being Earnest, the last and most popular of his comedies, was produced in London.
May 1895 : Convicted of homosexual acts following three sensationalized trials, and received a sentence of two years' hard labor
1897:Released from prison, financially bankrupt and spiritually downcast. He spent the rest of his life in Paris, publishing only the poem The Ballad of Reading Goal (1898).
November 30, 1900: Died a pauper of meningitis (脑膜炎) in Paris, converted to Roman Catholicism before his death.
－Charles Dickens (1812 - 1870)
Give me excess of it, that, surfeiting,
The appetite may sicken and so die.
－William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)
Twelfth Night, Act 1, Scene 1
thing to be defined + verb + class word + characteristics
(for abstract, controversial, ambiguous concepts/notions )
Sociology is a branch of science which studies the development and principles of social organization. It is concerned with group behavior as distinct from the behavior of individuals in the group.
-- What is an egoist? An egoist is like a miser, keeping love and admiration, instead of money, all for himself.. Both the egoist and the miser are lonely, insecure and neurotic.
- Yes. I’m sure.
- No. thanks.
- 不， 我要来的。