19 terms

Tall tales 1

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folklore
began as an oral literature
folklore
includes stories as well as sayings, songs, games and dances
exaggeration
making something larger than it is
cantankerous
hard to deal with
tall tale
exaggerated stories with larger than life characters and fantastic adventures
dialect
speech from a particular region or certain people
humor
writing intended to amuse
simile
figure of speech in which 2 things are compared using like or as
infer
logical guess on what happens next
character traits
a character's way of thinking, behaving, and speaking
metaphor
figure of speech that makes a comparison between 2 unlike items without using like or as
barometer
instruments for measuring air pressure
drastic
very forceful,extreme
idiom
an expression not to be taken literally
exposure
how something is placed so it is not sheltered from weather
hindrance
something that gets in way
Nebraska
mid western state with a unicameral government; sparsely populated; no mountains and mostly farmland
Minnesota
Paul Bunyan had many adventures, many logging camps, with the great lakes and has a statue of PB
homophones
spelled differently but sounds the same