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考研英语长难句详解(5)

5. as she put it in the common reader , “it is safe to say that not a single law has been framed or one stone set upon another because of anything chaucer said or wrote ; and yet , as we read him , we are absorbing morality at every pore .”(5-)

抽象词、抽象词组、比喻 就像她在《致普通读者》一书中所表达的那样,“尽管可以毫无疑问的说,没有任何法律被指定出来,也没有任何高楼大厦被建立起来是因为乔叟说了什么或者写了什么;然而,当我们读它的书的时候,我们身上每一个毛孔都充满了道德”

这句话不但用了词抽象,还用了比喻的修辞手法。是指没有因为乔叟的言论而产生任何实际的行为规则或政治机构,但我们受其影响之深,以及其影响力之大。

意群训练:as she put it in the common reader , “it is safe to say that not a single law has been framed or one stone set upon another because of anything chaucer said or wrote ; and yet , as we read him , we are absorbing morality at every pore .”