高三课文中有这样一句话：“Silk from China found its way over land along the Silk Road to India, the Middle East and Rome...”，句中 “find its way ” 表示 “to reach someplace by discovering the right way to get there”。这里运用了拟人手法。把silk比拟做有思想的人，主动地寻找自己的路线，显得生动有活力。全句可译为: “中国的丝绸沿着丝绸之路到达印度﹑中东和罗马……”。英语中有许多含有way的短语，生动形象，意味深长，具有汉语达不到的效果，值得品味：
① make one's way: The team slowly made their way through the jungle.
② push one's way: He pushed his way through the crowd.
③ lose one's way: He lost his way in the big city.
④ pick one's way: He had to pick his way along the muddy path.
⑤ fight one's way: The surrounded soldiers fought their way out.
⑥ feel one's way: We couldn't see anything in the cave, so we had to feel our way out.
⑦ inch one's way: On seeing the snake, he inched his way backwards.
⑧ laugh one's way: He laughs his way through life.
⑨ wind one's way: The path winds its way to the top of the mountain.
⑩ elbow one's way: He elbowed his way to the front of the queue.
⑪ grope one's way : He drank too much and then groped his way back to the bedroom.
⑫limp one's way: He was hurt in the left leg so that he had to limp his way home.
⑬dig one's way: Mark Twain began digging his way to regional fame as a newspaper reporter.