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  • Does a Picture Really Tell a Thousand Words?
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  • When we see a picture, we always get some information from it,don’t we?But don’t words do the same job? Well, there are quite a lot of differences between them.In my point of view,pictures can tell us much more information than literal words do.

    The expression "Use a picture. It's worth a thousand words." appears in a 1911 newspaper article discussing journalism and publicity to illustrate the importance of pictures.Well,As time goes by,it seems that his words have became one common sense in every perspective of our lives.

    Take the murals in ancient Egypt as an example,these murals show us the lives of the ancient Egyptian people in a visual way. We can now infer from these simple pictures the social system, the climate, the way people lived, the dressing style of them, the jobs they did, the tools they invented and much more information about the ancient Egypt. If they applied words to record that information, there must have been a lot of words, and they will never contain all the details we can get from a picture. So we see the two main features of pictures, one is that they are vivid, visual and quite easy and convenient for people to understand the meaning hidden behind them, the other is that we don’t get just what it shows in a picture, but also we can utilize our abilities of imagination and inference to obtain much more information.

    To see is to believe.Honey words will deceive you,but pictures never.With the rapid development of the society,words become unreliable ,therefore,pictures sometimes become the only way to express the voice of the complex natures of human beings. Otherwise, never will we push through the crowd of Louvre museum just to have a glance of Mona Lisa ; Never will we stand in front of a famous painting and stare it for almost one hour merely to figure out the meaning hidden conveyed by its creator;Never will we replay one part of our favorite movie again and again just to enjoy the emotion out of the incessant images which one sentence can not explain.

    In conclusion,even the simplest Picture is not simple at all,it is the great crystal of the combination of one‘s sense and sensitivity.Thus,next time when you find difficulty in expressing your joy or sorrow.Use a picture.Trust me, it really tells a thousand words!



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