love is like a lamp in darkness
Love is the noblest of all the emotions of mankind. It is like a lamp that shines in darkness and gives people courage, hope and life .
The picture reminds me of O.Henry's famous short story The Last Leaf, which described a young art girl with serious pneumonia, who, while watching the ivy vine was stripped of its leaves by the cold autumn wind, felt so pessimistic and distressed that she thought with the fall of the last leaf her life would come to an end.
Surprisingly enough, the next morning, she found the last ivy leaf was still there, which again lit her hope of life. The story went on that the last leaf was, in fact, painted by an old artist who died of an acute attack of pneumonia the moment he finished his masterpiece. This story reveals that love can illuminate a person's lifelong journey. Countless daily happenings around us may serve as good examples to further expound the topic of the picture.
Overseas Chinese contribute large sums of money to "project hope" to help children in rural areas go back to school.
Middle school students regularly help grandparents and disabled people with their housework.
College students donate blood periodically to hospitals. Somebody with a fatal head injury and with no hope of recovery donated his kidney to a little girl.
Warriors in white have saved thousands of SARS victims by sacrificing themselves.
The structure of the Chinese character ren "人" represents people's mutual love and mutual support. So, peoples hould love and be loved, and I think if everyone gives out a little love, our world will become a beautiful earthly paradise.
love — noblest emotion
love — courage, hope and life
examples for illustration
O.Henry's The Last Leaf
middle school students
somebody's cont ribution
warriors in white
people's mutual love and support
let the world be filled with love
本文是一道图画作文, 曾经是一道考研英语作文题。这里,作者借题撰文, 注入了新意, 内容深刻, 思路独特, 可供学习者借鉴。第一段的两句就破题, 且统领全文。第二段以三句长句勾画出O·Henry名著《最后一片叶子》的梗概和主题, 然后用一句承上启下, 又引出五个具体的例子说明爱心的种种表现。结尾段的两句“‘人'字的结构本来就是相互支撑”、“如果人人都献出一点爱, 整个世界将成为美丽的人间天堂”, 更是精彩。学习本文时可注意作者的构思以及长句的写法。
the noblest of all emotions of mankind 人类所有感情中最崇高的
the last leaf 美国作家O. Henry的短篇小说名
art girl 学艺术的女生
pneumonia n. 肺炎
ivy vine 常春藤
best ripped of its leaves by the cold autumn wind 寒冷的秋风剥去了它的叶子
with the fall of the last leaf her life would come to an end 随着最后一片叶子的掉落, 她的生命将到尽头
surprisingly enough 特别令人吃惊的是
lit her hope of life 燃起了她生的希望
died of an acute attack of pneumonia 死于肺炎的急性发作
the moment conj. = as soon as 或immediately after
masterpiece n. 杰作
illuminate v. 照亮
expound v. 说明
overseas chinese 华侨
rural areas 农村
regularly ad. 经常
disabled people 残疾人
donate blood periodically 定期献血
somebody with a fatal head injury 有人头部受了致命伤