ITEM 1 : POEM
I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You
By Pablo Neruda
I do not love you except because I love you;
I go from loving to not loving you,
From waiting to not waiting for you
My heart moves from cold to fire.
I love you only because it’s you the one I love;
I hate you deeply, and hating you
Bend to you, and the measure of my changing love for you
Is that I do not see you but love you blindly.
Maybe January light will consume
My heart with its cruel
Ray, stealing my key to true calm.
In this part of the story I am the one who
Dies, the only one, and I will die of love because I love you,
Because I love you, Love, in fire and blood.
– Metaphor: hate – love so much; January light – age; my key – my soul; fire and blood – suffering; die – be miserable.
– Antithesis: “I do not love you except because I love you”; “I go from loving to not loving you”; “From waiting to not waiting for you”.
– Message: A man love a girl unilaternally. His love for her is so much that he can not love her more. He loves her without any reason. It is simple she is a person he loves. From that we can see love is so precious and loving doesn’t mean receiving.
ITEM 2: STORY
Two seeds lay side by side in the fertile soil.
The first seed said, “I want to grow! I want to send my roots deep into the soil beneath me, and thrust my sprouts through the earth’s crust above me … I want to unfurl my tender buds like banners to announce the arrival of spring … I want to feel the warmth of the sun on my face and the blessing of the morning dew on my petals!”
And so she grew…
The second seed said, “Hmmmm. If I send my roots into the ground below, I don’t know what I will encounter in the dark. If I push my way through the hard soil above me I may damage my delicate sprouts … what if I let my buds open and a snail tries to eat them? And if I were to open my blossoms, a small child may pull me from the ground. No, it is much better for me to wait until it is safe.”
And so she waited…
A yard hen scratching around in the early spring ground for food found the waiting seed and promptly ate it.
– Metaphor: two seeds – two kinds of persons, fertile soil – good condition
– Message: The story gives us a message that if we always have to try to overcome challenges, we will get great achievements. In contrast, if we are always afraid of hardship, we will never rise and even be removed.
ITEM 3 : CARTOON
– Irony: Sexism.
– Metaphor: The woman – women, the man – men.
– Message: The cartoon shows us see a big problem of society which is sexism.