Item 1 Cartoon 

Rhetorical devices

Metonomy: the man = all human beings

Metaphor: the beast = people from all over the world./ image of the world express the world environment and natural resources

Overstatement: Use the image the man eats the earth to show how people destroy the world environment and natural resources

Message: the picture warns us not to pollute the environment and exhaust natural resources any more, because we are destroying the earth seriously

Item 2 Poem

Be a Friend

Be a friend. You don’t need money;
Just a disposition sunny;
Just the wish to help another
Get along some way or other;
Just a kindly hand extended
Out to one who’s unbefriended;
Just the will to give or lend,
This will make you someone’s friend.

Be a friend. You don’t need glory.
Friendship is a simple story.
Pass by trifling errors blindly,
Gaze on honest effort kindly,
Cheer the youth who’s bravely trying,
Pity him who’s sadly sighing;
Just a little labor spend
On the duties of a friend.

Be a friend. The pay is bigger
(Though not written by a figure)
Than is earned by people clever
In what’s merely self-endeavor.
You’ll have friends instead of neighbors
For the profits of your labors;
You’ll be richer in the end
Than a prince, if you’re a friend.

                                                                                                                                                               ~ Edgar Guest ~

Rhetorical devices:

Repetition: be friend

Rhyme ( glory-story; bigger-clever; blindly- kindly; neighbors- labors;etc)

Parallel: just+n( Just a disposition sunny; Just the wish to help another)

Messages: having a friend brings you a lot of good and invalueable thing. She will make your life easier and more comfortable so let respect your friend and your friendship as well!

Item 3 Cartoon

Rhehitorical devices:

Metaphor: the car is the world economy, the road is the hard problems that economy is encountering.

Metonomy: three people are residents in all over the world, who suffer many difficult matters because of economy ‘s crisis

Messages: just try to stop our damaging environment activities. We should hand in hand protect our planet from destruction right now.

4 responses »

  1. – I agree with you about the item 1 and 2.
    – The poem is very nice and meaningful!
    – However I think there must be something wrong in the message of the third item. I think the message must be related to the gasonline price and more general is about the world economy, not about the environment!

  2. vuthimo says:

    Item 1: Cartoon
    Maybe it is irony that human beings are destroying the Earth, the environment, but they are not aware of how what they are doing brings bad influence. Instead, they like to be enjoying their meals (ate the Earth) very unruffled, very thoughtless.

  3. i totally agree with Phuong. In your picture, i can see a man is trying to reuse a old broken car and sentence ” now, the gas price go down”. I think that it means because of lower price, they can use broken car to move to economical purpose. Therefore, the message should be a irony about the gas price or unstable economy that directly influents on daily life.

  4. thank for all your comments!

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