academic vocabulary examples

using books,movies,and televison shows.

style

well, after dinner Friday, we was laying around in the grass

mood

for I wasn't going to let Jim find out it was all my fault. not if I could help it.

narration

I started up the Illinois shore in the canoe just after dark

metaphor

thunder went rumbling, grumbling, tumbling down the sky

sound devices

and now you'd hear the thunder let go with an awful crash and then go rumbling, grumbling, tumbling down the sky

hyperbole

the shot heard 'round the world

flashback

once I had $14, but I took to speculating, and got busted out

detail

it would get so dark that it looked all blue-black outside, and lovely; and the rain would trash along by so thick that the trees off a little ways looked dim and spider-webby.

simile

rumbling. grumbling, tumbling down the sky towards the underside of the world, like rolling empty barrel down stairs.

irony

pretty soon he gapped, and stretched himself, and have off the blankets and it was Mrs. Watson's Jim!