ITEM 1: Chicken family
* Personification: the clock as the husband, the hen as the wife
* Metaphor: the relationship between the members in family, especially between husband and wife
* Irony: the chicken egg but a baby elephant inside
* Overstatement: hen can be mother of elephant
The aim of the picture is to present the importance of faith in husband-wife relationship. Nowadays, the rate of devote is dramatically increasing for many reasons. One of the most common reasons is that husband or wife has love affair. Therefore, in order to keep family’s happiness, be faithful!
ITEM 2: poem: “My love”
My love is like an ocean
It goes down so deep
My love is like a rose
Whose beauty you want to keep
My love is like a river
That will never end
My love is like a dove
With a beautiful message to send
My love is like a song
That goes on and on forever
My love is like a prisoner
It’s to you that I surrender
By Rob Thompson
* Simile : my love-an ocean, my love-a rose, my love- a river, my love-a dove, my love-a song, my love-prisoner.
* Repetition: my love is… my love is…
* Rhyme: ocean-so-rose, river-never, song-on, prisoner-surrender
* Climax: the object that is used to compare to his love is more and more climax. First is like an “ocean”, “a rose”, “an endless river”, “a song”, and the last is like “prisoner”
The author’d like to show his deep love to his darling. It is an extremely sincere love that is like a deep ocean, a beautiful rose, an endless river, a song and even prisoner.
ITEM 3: A story
The king and the peace contest
There once was a king who offered a prize to the artist who would paint the best picture of peace. Many artists tried and submitted their work. The king looked at all the pictures. There were only two he really liked , and he had to choose between them.
One picture was of a calm lake, perfectly mirroring the peaceful, towering mountains all around it. Overhead was blue sky with fluffy, white clouds. It was the favorite of all who saw it. Truly, they thought, it was the perfect picture of peace.
The other picture had mountains, too, but these were rugged and bare. Above was an angry sky from which rain fell and in which lightening played. Down the side of one mountain tumbled a foaming waterfall. A less peaceful picture would be difficult to imagine. But when the king looked closely, he saw beside the waterfall a tiny bush growing in a crack in the rock. In the bush a mother bird had built her nest. There, in the midst of the rush of angry water, sat the mother bird on her nest in perfect peace.
Which picture would you have selected? The king chose the second picture. Do you know why?
“Because,” explained the king, “peace does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work. Peace means to be in the midst of all these things and still be calm in your heart. This is the real meaning of peace.”
* Metaphor : between two different pictures but tell the same conception is peace
* Rhetorical question: “ Which picture would you have selected ?’’,“ Do you know why?’’.
Real peace is in the way you recognize and in your heart.