We got back our English papers today, and since I'm lazy to update about anything, I decided to type my English essay and post it here... this one's off the 2nd question (continuous writing). I chose the one-word topic "Love". This piece was written in 45 minutes (actually I had more time, I but I wasted too much time - some of it unnecessary - to think of what to write), so mind you, I was in quite a hurry. Personally, I don't think it's that good... I really wish they gave us more time for this written paper for English. Could've produced a better essay with more time, I think. So anyway, here you go. Comments will be appreciated.
Love (SPM Trial Exams Essay) by Lee Zhi Wei
Love. It is the one thing which has inspired the greatest of poets and playwrights like Shakespeare, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Oscar Wilde. It is the thing which makes the hues of Picasso and van Gogh all the more brilliant and wonderful. The fact that we still enjoy reading their plays and looking at these paintings today tells us one thing about love – it is the one feeling that which all humankind experience in life; it is the universal language that will never lose its significance or beauty.
The word ‘love’ is so often used that sometimes, it almost seems like a cliché. But the fact is, though we all know what love is, we never seem to truly understand it or grasp its real meaning. Unlike other emotions like hatred, envy, anger or happiness, love is not like any other feeling. It can never be summarised by an action like a smile or a frown, nor can it be ever expressed in its true depth in words. Love is profound and subjective, and I believe it is our exploration of its definition which makes it all the more amazing.
When we take our first breath in this world, love, to us, would be the caress of our parents’ loving arms. Love would be the way our parents tickle our noses to make us laugh; it would be falling asleep in the warmth of their embrace. And as we grow older, our...
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