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China a very handsome gentleman

English 102 - World Literature
College of Teacher Education
Batangas State University Main Campus I

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China a very handsome gentleman

  1. 1. Asian LiteratureCOURSE: Eng 102- Word Literature College of Teacher Education Batangas State University Main Campus I Prepared by: Mam Rej
  2. 2. Asian Literature• Asia – most populous and largest continent • Asia is a cradle of the human race, world religions, and civilization which is composed of a widespread variety of ethnic groups, diverse cultures, environments, economic, historical linkages and varied governmental systems.
  3. 3. Author’s Background• Confucius was from the country of Lu. • One of the most influential figures in the history of China. • He was a teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher. • He emphasized personal and governmental morality, correctness of social relationships, justice and sincerity. • Confucianism
  4. 4. • In a group activity, discuss what you know about China like way of living, culture, beliefs, practices. • You will report your findings in class. • Just choose one member from your group to do the reportage.
  5. 5. A Very Handsome Gentleman• A very handsome gentleman • Waited for me in the lane; • I am sorry I did not go with him. • A very splendid gentleman • Waited for me in the hall; • I am sorry I did not keep company with him. • I am wearing my unlined coat, my coat all of brocade. • I am wearing my unlined skirt, my skirt all of brocade! • Oh uncles, young and old, • Let me go with him to his home! • I am wearing my unlined skirt, my skirt all of brocade. • And my unlined coat, my coat all of brocade. • Oh uncles, young and old, • Let me go with him to his home!
  6. 6. Reflect on these questions. Answer them in 2 or 3 sentences. • Was it acceptable for women to have a date without their parents’ consent? • Describe the handsome gentlemen waiting for her in the lane as mentioned in the poem. Why didn’t she go with them? • How about the splendid gentleman in the second stanza? Why did she keep company with him? • What was she trying to say when she repeatedly said: • I am wearing my unlined skirt, my skirt all of brocade. • And my unlined coat, my coat all of brocade. • Oh uncles, young and old, • Let me go with him to his home!
  7. 7. • Was she really interested in the men in the poem? • Why didn’t she go with any of them? • Describe the characteristics of the maiden by drawing a flower of your choice (short bond paper. Color your work) and explain why you chose it.

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