Item 1

Rhetorical Devices:

–  Antithesis: between words and actions

–  Metaphor: the legs are considered as incorrect actions

Message:

It tells about people who say one thing and do another.

Item 2

Like A Rose

My love for you is like a red, red rose,

It started as a seed but it’s grown and grown.

Its roots reach deep down inside of my chest,

And it grows even more with each passing breath.

The delicate petals lay beautiful and pure,

All the doubts that I’ve had you have since cured.

For all the thorns that this proud rose bears,

They are all softened by the thought of your care.

Soon the rose grows old and withers and dies,

But the love that helped grow it will last for all time.

–          Sam Fedarb –

Rhetorical Devices

– Simile: My love for you is like a red, red rose; It started as a seed

– Repetition: ‘red, red rose’; ‘grown and grown’

– Symbol: rose symbolize the love

– Rhyme:

+  bear- care

+  rose- grown

+  chest-breath

Message

The power of love will give you strength to overcome obstacles and love is eternal

Item 3

The Carpenter’s Story

An elderly carpenter was ready to retire. He told his employer-contractor
of his plans to leave the house building business and live a more leisurely life with his wife enjoying his extended family.

He would miss the paycheck, but he needed to retire. They could get by.
The contractor was sorry to see his good worker go and asked if he could build just one more house as a personal favor. The carpenter said yes, but in time it was easy to see that his heart was not in his work. He resorted to shoddy workmanship and used inferior materials. It was an unfortunate way to end his career.

When the carpenter finished his work and the builder came to inspect the house, the contractor handed the front-door key to the carpenter. “This is your house,” he said, “my gift to you.”

 

Rhetorical devices:

– Metaphor: the house is the total consequence of his attitude toward his job

Message:

We have to try our best in every circumstain because what we do today is the result of tomorrow.

Sources:

– http://www.lovepoemsandquotes.com/LovePoem143.html

http://dancingczars.wordpress.com/2011/09/09/obama-needed-a-home-run-with-his-jobs-speech-but-struck-out-with-the-bases-loaded-of-unemployed/

– http://coachingtohappiness.com/happiness-book/the-carpenters-story.html

5 responses »

  1. hoangminhtrang220791 says:

    – I find your cartoon so interesting. It’s the blameworthy reality in our daily life. ^^
    – In your first item. You said ” Antithesis: between words and actions “, I think it should be ” Antithesis: between saying and doing ”
    – Anyway, I like your post ♥♥♥

  2. thanks for your comment. you can use ” words and actions” or ” saying and doing” because it’s similarity

  3. nguyenmaile says:

    your first item is very interesting. i like it but i do not think that the legs are considered as incorrect action because it is not sure that one person says one thing does another, his action will be incorrect.

  4. Nguyen Thi Thu Huyen says:

    Woa, your entry draws my attention, actually it is so interesting. However, I have some comments to you.
    Item 1:
    _ You can see a man’s clothes( he is wearing suit, he looks so smart and formal), maybe he is a businessman or a powerful person, etc and he has a position higher than others. Therefore, I think the author also want to emphasis on the particular objects not the gerneral ones.

  5. Hello Ta’o! A nice work. Very brief and easy to understand.I love the way you point out the message of each items. I did learn so many things from your items. Especially, I’m impressed by the second item. It is really romantic and frankly I love Roses! HiHi

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