TAILIEUCHUNG - Introdungcing English language part 32

Introdungcing English language part 32: 'In this exciting new textbook, Louise Mullany and Peter Stockwell have provided a fresh and imaginative set of alternatives for teaching and learning a huge amount about the English language. The book allows tor creative and lateral approaches to developing an understanding of important linguistic concepts and, together with the thought-provoking activities, and accessible readings, guarantees there is something to stimulate every learner. | 172 EXPLORATION INVESTIGATING ENGLISH LANGUAGE of the text. Of course you might disagree and find that the work organises itself around a different prominent pattern. And also of course in each case there will be other linguistic features at other levels that work in parallel with the main stylistic feature. For each literary text sketch out a stylistic analysis and explore the patterning to discover the iconicity of the work. Activity Qj Phonoaesthetic singing Investigate the sound-patterning in this poem by Rudyard Kipling. How do the sound-effects and the metrics help to create the sense of the text How does the syntactic arrangement of the lines contribute to these effects How do the word-choices parallel these patterns Harp Song of the Dane Women What is a woman that you forsake her And the hearth-fire and the home-acre To go with the old grey Widow-maker She has no house to lay a guest in But one chill bed for all to rest in That the pale suns and the stray bergs nest in. She has no strong white arms to fold you But the ten-times-fingering weed to hold you Out on the rocks where the tide has rolled you. Yet when the signs of summer thicken And the ice breaks and the birch-buds quicken Yearly you turn from our side and sicken Sicken again for the shouts and the slaughters And steal away to the lapping waters And look at your ship in her winter-quarters. You forget our mirth and talk at the tables The kine in the shed and the horse in the stables To pitch her sides and go over her cables Then you drive out where the storm-clouds swallow And the sound of your oar-blades falling hollow Is all we have left through the months to follow. Ah what is a Woman that you forsake her And the hearth-fire and the home-acre To go with the old grey Widow-maker Rudyard Kipling 1906 Find a poem or transcribed song lyric that seems to you intuitively to have a strong or unusual sound. Try to describe it as accurately as possible and then try to work out how the .