Novel idea vocabulary
Sentence:When I talk about something from last week, I flashback to that day.
Example: In The Outsiders, Johnny is nervous and always carries a knife. The novel flashes back at one point to let us know that Johnny was beaten up in the past, and now carries a knife with him.
Sentence: A preview is foreshadowing what is going to happen in the tv show
Example: In Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” Romeo says he prefers to die sooner than live without Juliet’s love. This is foreshadowing because Romeo dies and Juliet wakes up.
Sentence: When my neighbors cat died we told her that he's in a better place now instead of blatantly stating that he was dead: This is a euphemism.
Example:"put to sleep" is a euphemism for "kill"
Sentence: "The night was dark and spooky," gives a mood of a scary or creepy feel.
Example: Charles Dickens creates a calm and peaceful mood in his novel "Pickwick Papers": "The river, reflecting the clear blue of the sky, glistened and sparkled as it flowed noiselessly on."
Sentence: There is a specific style of writing when you write a journal.
Example: In the book "The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner", this has a very descriptive style of writing and it is easy to get lost in the language.
Sentence: I make inferences on people based on their actions and their personalities.
Example: An inference in the story "The most dangerous game" is that when Rainsford hears the gun shots that means that he is close to land.
Sentence: Every morning my neighbor takes his mutt to the park. It always barks loudly when leaving the building. This connotation has a negative effect on the word mutt.
Example: The green light in the book "The Great Gatsby" has a figurative connotation meaning
Sentence: A rose ia a denotation because it can mean a flower or a symbol for love and beauty
Example: In the book "The Great Gatsby" this quote "I hope she'll be a fool-that's the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool." represents denotation because of the word fool. The word fool can be interpreted in many different ways from being thought of as a fool or having internal thoughts of not being a fool and how that affects her.