Monday, September 19, 2011
Entry 1_ Phí Thị Hồng
The man who went to Heaven and who was able to compare 
A man died and because he had been a good person, he went to Heaven, where Saint Peter greeted him at the door.
Welcome! he said. You can enter Heaven right away, but, because you lived such a good life, you can also go and check out Hell first, if you like.
The man was rather curious and said – well, why not – and he went down all the stairs to reach the door of Hell, which opened before him.
Behind the door, he saw many people sitting around tables with delicious food! But they were all very sad, and suffering, because instead of hands they had long knives and forks as arm extensions and they did not manage to put any of this great food in their mouths.
The man went back up to Heaven and said to Saint Peter: Wow, am I glad that I can go to Heaven. That is really some punishment.
Welcome to Heaven, Saint Peter said, as he let the man in.
What did he see there? He saw many people sitting around tables with delicious food, just like in Hell!
And just like in Hell, they also had these long fork and knive extensions on their arms!
But in Heaven, the people weren’t crying or cursing, because they were sticking the food in each other’s mouths! “Try this”, they laughed. “And this!”, and they had lots of fun in the process.
- Symbol: Heaven ( happiness), Hell ( sadness).
- Metaphor: sticking the food in each other’s mouths ( helping each other)
Message: Happiness comes from making other people happy. Don’t be selfish but care for other people, and you will be taken care of as well.
Item 2: Cartoon 
- Irony: Fortune- tellers don’t use computer to forecast future. The artist want to ironize the people who depend on computers too much.
- Metaphor: the fortune- teller ( computer), the other person in the cartoon ( people who depend on computer very much.
Nowadays, people are dependent on so much computers or internet that they ask any question on internet.
Item 3: Poem
A meaningful poem 
If you think you are beaten, you are.
If you think you dare not, you don’t.
If you like to win, but you think you can’t,
It is almost certain you won’t.
If you think you’ll lose, you’re lost,
For out in the world we find,
Success begins with a fellow’s will—
It’s all in the state of mind.
If you think you are outclassed, you are,
You’ve got to think high to rise,
You’ve got to be sure of yourself before
You can never ever win a prize.
Life’s battles don’t always go
To the stronger or faster man,
but soon or late the man who wins
Is THE MAN WHO THINKS HE CAN!
- Rhyme: find- mind, rise- prize, man- can,…
- Parallelism: If you think you…
Let’s believe in yourself to able to be successful in your life.