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Novel: Bridge to Terabithia
Chapter 7 Notes:
p. 67 Hyperbole- "Lord, he wished a million times he'd never helped buy that stupid doll."
P. 67 Personification- "Or maybe it was the time of year- the last dregs of winter spoiling the taste of everything."
p. 72 Idiom- "They both somehow managed to keep the giggles buttoned in until they got out of the sacred place."
p. 73 Humor- "He ought at least to be there to catch her when Janice kicked her out."
Chapter 8 Notes:
p. 79 Simile- "A ail went up from Ellie and Brenda like two sirens going to a fire."
p. 79 Idiom- ".... as loudly as she could just to prove she wasn't going to be put down.
p. 80 Hyperbole- "It would make you throw up to see how those girls make a spectacle of themselves in church."
p. 82 Idiom- "I don't want no one poking up their nose at my family."
p 82-83 "...Brenda and Ellie looked like a pair of peacocks with fake tail feathers."
Chapter 9 Notes:
p. 86 Personification- "On Easter Monday the rain began again in earnest." This is giving rain human qualities.
p 86 Personification- "It was though the elements were conspiring to ruin their short week." The rain/ snow can't conspire.
p 87 Onomatopeia- Plinkety- plink
p. 88 TV/ Biblical reference- Moses and the 10 commandments and the Egyptians being swept away.
p. 88 Metaphor-The long dry bed of the creek was a roaring eight foot wide sea...
p. 88 Personification- The hungry waters licking and sometimes leaping the banks, daring them to try to confine it. This is giving water human qualities.
p. 90 Humor- "(Darn) weather bureau." Add personal opinion response from worksheet.
p. 90 Discussion- "For Jess the fear of the crossing rose with the height of the creek." (As the creek got higher, Jess was more and more afraid to cross it.) Why?
p. 93 Metaphor- "He had been made with a great piece missing- one of May Belle's puzzles with this huge gap where somebody's eye and cheek and jaw should have been."
p. 93 "Lord, it would e better to be born without an arm than to go through life with no guts." Both statements make it seem that Jess wants to be braver, but something is holding him back.
Chapter 10 Notes:
Jess Grieves for Leslie
1) Denial- "No," he said, finding his voice. "Leslie wouldn't drown." "No." He shook his head. "No." "No!" Jess was yelling now. "I don't believe you. You're lying to me!" "No," he said straight at May Bele. "It's a lie. Leslie ain't dead"
2) Anger- He had to hold tightly to his hand for fear he might sock Bill in the face. He hits MayBelle. Flung papers and paints into the water. "I hate her," Jess said through his sobs. "I hate her. I wish I'd never seen her in my whole life."
3) Coming to terms with feeling- "I didn't mean that about hating her, " he said. "I don't know what made me say that." "C'mon Prince Terrien," he said quite loudly. "We must make a funeral wreath for the queen." "Father, into Thy hands I commend her spirit."
4) Depression/ Sadness- "I don't care. I don't care." "He was crying now, crying so hard he could barely breathe." "Why were they all in such a rush to be rid of her? He put his head down on his own desk, his whole body heavy and cold." "For a minute he thought he might cry himself."
5) Acceptance/ Getting on with life- Mrs. Myers had helped him already by understanding that he would never forget Leslie. It was up to him to pay back to the world in beauty and caring what Leslie had loaned him in vision and strength. Building the Bridge for May Belle.
Vocabulary Review for Bridge to Terabithia
- grit – firmness of character; spirit cannot be subdued; courage or resolution in the face of difficulties.
- muddled – mentally confused
- roused – to bring out of a state of sleep or inactivity
- composition – an essay on a specific topic
- exhilaration – a feeling of excitement, happiness or elation; invigorate, stimulate
- threatened – to be a menace of a source of danger to
- revenge – to take vengeance for or inflict punishment for
- nuisance – an obnoxious or annoying person or thing; a bother
- obliged – to do as someone asked or desired in order to help or please them
10. peculiar – strange, queer, odd, uncommon, unusual, eccentric
11. repented – to feel sorry for past conduct; to feel regret or remorse
12. anxiety – a feeling of uneasiness; distress; worry
13. whimpering – make a series of low, feeble sounds in fear, pain or discontent
14. procession – a group moving along in an orderly line
15. emphasis – special importance given to something