Say this city has ten million souls,
WH Auden, 1939
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Jeg læser Elie Wiesels Night med en klasse og jeg bruger mange digte i vores lektion så eleverne kan lave forbindelser imellem Night og andre Holocaust litteratur. WH Auden skrev sit digt "Refugee Blues" før verden andenskrig og jeg tror at det er en provakativ besked om mennesker og hvor vi passer (eller passer ikke) hinanden... Diskussionen i klasser var meget interresant i tirsdags da vi analyserede digtet..... så meget at vi var skuffet da klassen blev slut. Jeg håber at WH Audens ord påvirker dig i den samme måde de påvirkede mig og 1Y.
I am reading Elie Wiesel's Night with one of my classes and in our lessons I am using quite a bit of poetry that asks the students to draw parallels between his memoir and other Holocaust literature. WH Auden wrote his poem "Refugee Blues" before WWII even began, and I truly believe it contains many provocative messages about people and how we treat one another.....Our class discussion on Tuesday as we analysed the poem was really interesting .....so much so that we were all quite disappointed when the class had to end.... I hope WH Auden's words affect you in the same way they affected me and my students in 1Y.
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Don't you LOVE it when students start really thinking? Of course, that takes a pretty great teacher! I need to take your class :)
WOW... What an amazing poem... Makes me think about all of the refugees around me... so many who have lost everything only to come to a country where they are resented by many....
Amazingly powerful poem! I do like Auden's poetry.
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