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Nonfiction
Literature that is about real people, settings, and events
autobiography
When people tell their own stories, describin events, people, places, and feelings about their lives.
biography
The life story about a person written by an author who is interested in that person
journalism
nonfiction writing that reports news
What is the difference between news stories and a feature?
A news story is all fact; a feature often adds the writer's opinions and personal perspective
What is the difference between a diary and a journal?
A diary is more personal than a journal because the writer expresses feelings. Journals focus more on events than feelings.
affectionate
showing loving, fond feelings for someone
restless
never still or motionless
superb
of unusually high quality
circumstances
the way somone lives
incessantly
without stopping
latter
the second of two things mentioned
reign
to rule or dominate
misunderstand
to fail to understand correctlly
stifled
choked or smothered
adolescent
a teenager or young person
affected
artificial; assumed to impress others
exaggerate
to make something greater or more serious than it really is
harmony
agreement
prejudice
feeling of hatred for a particular group
cherished
kept fondly in mind
innermost
most personal; deepest
waver
to be unsuure
cruelty
something that causes pain or suffering
misery
great pain
tranquility
calm
uphold
to maintain; to keep
Anne Frank's family hid in a ____________.
small hiding place in a house
Anne Frank is writing to ___________.
her diary.
The boy she longs to speak with is _______________.
Peter
Nonfiction
Literature that is about real people, settings, and events
autobiography
When people tell their own stories, describin events, people, places, and feelings about their lives.
biography
The life story about a person written by an author who is interested in that person
journalism
nonfiction writing that reports news
What is the difference between news stories and a feature?
A news story is all fact; a feature often adds the writer's opinions and personal perspective
What is the difference between a diary and a journal?
A diary is more personal than a journal because the writer expresses feelings. Journals focus more on events than feelings.
affectionate
showing loving, fond feelings for someone
restless
never still or motionless
superb
of unusually high quality
circumstances
the way somone lives
incessantly
without stopping
latter
the second of two things mentioned
reign
to rule or dominate
misunderstand
to fail to understand correctlly
stifled
choked or smothered
adolescent
a teenager or young person
affected
artificial; assumed to impress others
exaggerate
to make something greater or more serious than it really is
harmony
agreement
prejudice
feeling of hared for a partiular group
cherished
kept fondly in mind
innermost
most personal; deepest
waver
to be unsure
cruelty
something that cause pain or suffering
misery
great pain
tranquillity
calm
uphold
to maintain; to keep
Anne Frank's family hid in a _______________.
small hiding place in a house.
Anne Frank is writing to ______________.
a diary.
The boy she longs to speak with is ____________.
Peter.
Anne is ________ years old.
14
Anne's name for her diary is __________.
Kitty
Anne's diary was written during _____________________.
World War II.
Anne is growing ________ ________ her parents.
away from
Anne writes of the ___________ _________ that shatters ideals, dreams, and hopes.
horrible truth
What is the "horrible truth"?
The horrible truth is that thoughout Europe, the Nazis are trying to exterminate the Jews.
Anne believes that people are really _______________________.
good at heart.
Anne writes of her sister _____________.
Margot.
Name two problems that occured because of their living conditions.
lack of privacy, inadequate food and health care, trouble scheduling when to use the bathroom, stress from the unnatural stillness that must be enforced.
contorted
twised; hard to follow
deadening
making less intense or lively
disputation
a discussion or debate
extinguish
to put out
insignificant
small; not important
mirage
an optical illusion; something you see that is not really there
mocking
laughing in disgust and anger
personification
giving human qualities to objects, animals, or ideas.
Give two examples of personification.
the window winked at me.
The moon smiled in the sky.
The stars blinked throughout the night.
What is the event that Tagore writes about in his letter to his niece?
The moonlight comes in through his window, making him realize that nature enlightends his soul; not empty words.
delicious
delightful
in earnest
sincere
interminable
endless
petitioner
one who asks for help
pitch
completely black
stealthiness
secretive actions
to wit
an expression meaning "that is to say"
expletive
a curse
profane
not holy or sacred
pun
a humorous play on words or phrases
Give two examples of puns.
A bicycle can't stand alone because it is two-tired.
When a clock is hungry it goes back four seconds.
I'm hunting for my sock. Are you hunting for it with a club?
fickle
not faithful; not reliable
monsoon
seasonal winds that bring rain to southern Asia
nurture
to care for
plague
the sudden arrival of something destructive; a nuisance
clod
a lump or chunk of dirt
convey
to bring or carry
karma
fate; destiny
mallet
a short-handled, heavy hammer
mature
to become fully grown
transplant
to lift and replant in another area
heighten
to make more intense
leech
a blood-sucking worm
manure
animal waste used as a fertilizer
monotomy
sameness
parcel
an area of land
receptivve
ready to accept
sensual
pleasing to the senses
legend
a traditional story passed on from one generation to another.
What is life like for a student growing up in Gahanna? Include three advantages and three disadvantages of growing up in Gahanna.
examples: advantage: easy to get to everything
disadvantage: large high school
Write a short autobiography about your past year of high school. Include an example of one of the literary terms we have discussed:puns and/or personification,
examples: Math was really a terror this year - my teacher used weapons of math instruction!
The blackboard screeched like a hawk.