Monday, February 16, 2009

Extra Credit - Chapters 9 & 10

In chapters 9 & 10, there are many similes, metaphors, allusions, and other literary tools. Find an example of one of our literary tools in this section, type the quote, then indicate which literary tool the author is using. Your answer HAS to be from one of the two chapters, and you cannot use one that someone has already posted. Your post must be done by 2/18 by 11 p.m. Remember to include your first name and period number!

34 comments:

priscilla said...

Priscilla Period 3.

Similie

"Squirrels and Carolina wrens hopped as close as they dared and drank from the puddles, and you could almost see the blades of brown grass lift themselves up and turn green.

Anonymous said...

Simile

"Ever since I'd heard about that, I'd tried to imagine people crouched inside, bobbing along peacefully like a rubber duck in a child's bathtub, and suddenly the water turning choppy and the barrel starting to thrash around while a roar grows in the distance."

Yannel
Period 1

dsuazo:) said...
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dsuazo:) said...

Metaphor

Rosaleen reminded me of the statue of Our Lady in the parlor, and I thought, "If August is the red heart on Mary's chest, Rosaleen is the fist.

Lily is comparing August to the heart and Rosaleen to the fist.

Dimesha
Period:6 :)

Anonymous said...

"You come here and you gonna get wet," she said, and SPLAT! we were hit full in the chest with ice-cold water.

Onomatopoeia- The sound "splat".


Esther
Period 1

genesis said...

Personification

"May walking into the trees with the little circle of light bobbing in front of her, then swallowed up by the dark."

miladys said...

personification

"I'd been in Tiburon long enough for the full moon to fade away and grow back full again."

Mabit said...

Similie

"I felt like the Red Cross springing to action to save the bee queendom."


Mabit Period.#1

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ana15 said...

Alliteration

"I woke up with August shaking my shoulder, saying it was gonna be a scorcher,get up, we had to water the bees."

Ana
period: 1

Anonymous said...

" If this isn't the best smelling house in tiburon, I'll be a monkey's uncle" said neil, stepping insdie.
{hyperbole}

issis
period 6

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luis said...

Simile

It swept across my face,smelling like the river,like a piece of old wood that had gone moldy.

Luis
p#3

chrisr said...

"You only had to look at them to see how special they were, like hidden royalty among us."
Simile
Christian Reyes
P.6

Johana Phelps 29 said...

"She had held it tight,like a baby,and waited for her lungs to fill."
Simile

Johana Macias
period 6

Diana :D said...

Diana Period 3,

Simile,

She looked so normal standing there. For a moment none of us moved. *We watched her like we were waiting for the roof to cave in.*

maya said...

Imagery.

"It was concrete-block gray, with metal windows and poor lighting."

the quote describes exactely how the jail loked like.

Mayara
Period # 1

C-Rod said...

All good ones so far! Remember, though, simile is spelled SIMILE, not SIMILIE.

Great job on your work here! It is FABULOUS!

♥Vivi♥ said...

Vilmaris Gonzalez
period1
2-17-09

HYPERBOLE - "When we had watered all the hives of tiburon and sprinkled enough sugar to cause a human being to gain fifty pounds, we drove home hot, hungry, and nearly drowned in our own sweat."

page 167 chapter 9 Last paragrapgh.

♠naomi♠ said...

Chapter 9
metaphor

"You can't be a true beekeeper without getting stung.

Naomi Rivas
Period 1

♠Naomi♠ said...

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♠Naomi♠ said...

Chapter 10

Personification

That night, in my bed, when I closedc my eyes, bee hum ran through my body.

**Michael Lezcano
**Period 1

Kaitlynn (^o^) said...
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Kaitlynn (^o^) said...

Metaphor: Death is nothing but a doorway

Kaitlynn!
Period 6!

Anonymous said...

"when they laid her down on the bank, water gushed from her mouth and nostrils. I thought, This is the way Our Lady came washing up on the river near Charleston. I thought, Look at her fingers, her hands. They are so precious."

pg.193; Imagery

j.Mendez, p.1

freakshow3332 said...

Similie

Page 165

"I'd tried to imagine people crounched inside, bobbing along peacefully like a rubber duck in a child's bathtub..."

She's comparing the people to rubber ducks using the word "like"

Claudia S period 3

Anonymous said...

Belinda Per.6

Simile

"Driving back into remote corners of the woods where there were barely roads, we would come upon twenty-five beehives up on slats like a little lost city tucked back in there."

Regina said...

Regina Fleming
Period 6

Similie

"A night bird was singing from a tree branch, just singing its heart out, urgent and feverish, like it was put there to sing the moon up to the top of the sky. Pg 189


or Personification
"I sat in the kitchen with August, June, and Rosaleen while the night spread out around the house." pg 188

Stephanie Reyes said...

I climed into the honey wagon with my hair uncomed, with may handing me buttered toast and orange juice through the window and Rosallen sticking in thermoses of water, both of them practically running alongside the truck while August rolled ou of the driveway.


Alliteration beacuse of the many words that start with "H" or "W" - which ever sounds best. :)

Stephanie Period 6

Aileen said...
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Aileen said...

Metaphor and Imagery

pg 168

"All four of us turned into water nymphs and danced around the cool spray, just the way it must have been when Indians danced circles around blazing fire."

It's a metaphor because Lily is comparing an Indian dance ritual around the bon fire, to what they are doing currently without using "like" or "as".
It's also imagery because you can visualize their actions around the sprinklers.