The Dragonfly Pool
By: Eva Ibboston
Some of the Main Characters
This story revolves around her and her journey to Delderton. She is a happy, caring, loving, and determined girl. These qualities get Tally through the hardest challenges she has ever faced. When Tally hears of a folk dance festival in Bergania, she does everything in her power to go.
Karil is the crown prince of the fictional country of Bergania. When a folk dance festival is held, all Karil wants is to make friends with the "normal" kids. When his father is assassinated, Karil has to get out of the hands of the Nazis with the help of Tally and her classmates.
Matteo is a biology teacher at Delderton. When he is put in cargo for chaperoning the trip to the folk dance festival, everything changes. He finds his old friend, who is the king of Bergania. When the king is assassinated, the kings last words were said to Matteo. He told Matteo to take care of his son. this is where the story takes off.
Some of the Supporting Characters
Though he has no lines in the book, he plays an important role. He is the one who sends a man to assassinate the king of Bergania. Without this event, we would have no book.
Julia is Tally's best friend when Tally come to Delterton. Julia is a wonderful actress. Her mother is is a terrible actress who only sends her daughter a box of chocolates and the same note every time she writes. Julia helps Tally throughout this whole adventure.
Without him, there would be no story. His decision to send Tally to Delterton made up the whole story. He gives a home to Karil for the holidays when the children are not in school. He is a very busy doctor, but some how manages to spend time with his daughter.
^= Real characters
Actual Event: World War Two
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Hughes, Thomas A. "World War II | 1939-1945." Encyclopedia Britannica Online. Encyclopedia Britannica, 18 Dec. 2014. Web. 21 Mar. 2015. <http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/648813/World-War-II>.
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This is a simile because Tally is comparing children to parcels using like.
This is a metaphor because she is not really broken. The author is comparing something broken to the goddess very strongly without saying like or as.
Page: 338 Paragraph:1
This is personification because clatter cannot be friendly. This is giving the human quality of being friendly to a clatter that flows throughout the room.
"every instrument there ever was."
Page: 338 Paragraph:2
This is thought when Karil is at Delerton and is asked what instrument he wants to play. He is so happy to be there, he feels like he could play every single instrument. This is a hyperbole because he cannot possibly learn all of the instruments.
Pontificating: the office or term of office of a pontiff.
page 342 paragraph 2
Karil was not trying to be annoying, it was just his instinct to pontificate.
Bowels: the inward or interior parts
page 364 paragraph 5
Persephone was trapped in the bowels of the earth trapped by the gods of the underworld.
Barrage: a heavy barrier of artillery fire to protect one's own advancing or retreating troop or to stop the advance of an enemy troop.
page 251 paragraph 3
London had their very own barrage balloons hovering over the city.
Chinks: a crack, cleft, or fissure.
page 278 paragraph 5 & 6
Magda was running down the corridors yelling, "Where are the chinks?"
Deluded: to mislead the mind or judgement of; deceive
page 313 paragraph 1
Karil was acting to be deluded by his friends at Delterton.