Sunday, December 23, 2007

week 5 post a


1. Hiatus (pg. 180)- noun, a break or interruption in the continuity of a work, series, action, etc.

2. Gait (pg. 189)- noun, a manner of walking, stepping, or running.

Figurative Language:

"'Let's eat gobs of cheese on these crackers like we used to do'" (pg. 175). This is an example of a similie because it uses the word 'like' to compare it to something else.

"Blood came out in spurts onto the bat, spattering Tom's shirt and face" (pg. 191). This is an example of imagery because when Tom is describing this scene where the dog is being killed, you can really see this happening and imagine it well.

A symbol in this section of my book is that after Tom kills the dog, he realizes he did it because he is the one that wants to die, he is sick of living his life and thinks, 'There are worse things than death', and the dog is just a symbol of that. I know this is an example of a symbol, because it is something that represents something else.

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