8 Oct

1.      Item 1: A picture


SOURCE: http://www.chrismadden.co.uk/eco/air-pollution-illustration.html

A. Rhetorical device: irony
B. Message: there is little fresh air to breathe because it is polluted.

2. A 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

SOURCE: http://joycelee.wordpress.com/2006/07/25/a-meaningful-poem/

A. Rhetorical device: anaphora:

structure: If you think…..
B. Message: your thought decides what you do a lot.

3. A story

“The man who went to Heaven”

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 forks and knives 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.

SOURCE: http://go.webassistant.com/wa/upload/users/u1000057/workspaces/30stories/#heaven

A. Rhetorical device: metaphor, contrast: the way people treat one another is very different between Hell and Heaven
B. Message: helping others is a great way to find happiness for you.



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