Table of Contents:
Page 3: Appreciation of Language
Page 4: Setting
Page 5: Characterization
Appreciation of Language:
Jubilant- Feeling or expressing great happiness and triumph. Hackles- Hairs along the back of an animal that rise when it is angry or alarmed. Bracken- A tall fern with coarse a lobed frond that occurs worldwide and can cover large areas. Sheathed- Encase (something) in a close-fitting or protective covering. Ominous- Giving the impression that something bad or unpleasant is going to happen. Apprentice- A person who is learning a trade from a skilled employer, having agreed to work for a fixed period at low wages. Grimly- in a grim implacable manner.
Vigil- A period of keeping awake during the time usually spent asleep, esp. to keep watch or pray. Deputy- A person whose immediate superior is a senior figure within an organization and who is empowered to act as a substitute for this superior. Greenery- Green foliage, growing plants, or vegetation.
He was jubilant when the test was over.
Hackles arose on the back of my cat’s neck when the dog barked. Yesterday they cleaned the bracken from my pasture.
Make sure you wear a sheathed covering.
He had an ominous look upon his face.
Yesterday an apprentice was appointed in the meeting.
He stared grimly at his math quiz.
I kept a vigil in respect for my grandmother last night.
The deputy had to take over in the middle of the meeting.
There is much greenery outside of my house.
The author uses many complex words to add excitement or intensity to a certain moment. In novels that are meant for high school students the words should be a little larger or more uncommon because, students should be tested vigorously with vocabulary to improve knowledge and understanding.\
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