"All Summer in a Day" Vocab

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Intermixed

mixed together

Peering

staring hard at something

Compounded

put together

Slackening

slowing down

Feverish

out of control

Fumbling

moving ackwardly, clumsily

Vital

critical, important

Savagely

angry

Surged

in and out movement, pulsing

Apparatus

equipment

Repercussions

widespread actions

Immense

huge

Tumultuously

violently

Resilient

durable, long lasting

Patterning

making a design

Pleading

begging

Clustering

folding

Solemn

serious, gloomy

Wavering

moving back and forth

Bore

carried

Simile

comparison of two things using like or as (The fog was like a heavy, black velvet.)

Metaphor

comparison of two things not using like or as (The tree trunks were matchsticks when they snapped.)

Oxymoron

two opposite words describing something (jumbo shrimp)

Personification

giving human qualities to something that is nonhuman (The sun danced.)

Hyperbole

exaggeration (There's enough food here to feed an army.)

Symbol

an object that stands for something (flag symbolizes freedom.)

Motif

A recurring theme or symbol

Alliteration

a repetition of the initial consonant sound (Peter Piper picked a pack of pickled peppers.)

Allusion

a reference in literature to a person, place, or thing in history or another work of literature

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