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Legends Study Guide

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Legend
a story based loosely on historical fact but reshaped to seem much larger than life
Ballad
form of poetry, passed from person to person
Stanza
group of lines that forms a unit in a poem
refrain
A line or set of lines repeated several times over the course of a poem.
lay
put something down
lie
rest or recline position
foreshadowing
use of hints or clues to suggest events that will occur later in the story
anecdote
A short and amusing or interesting story about a real incident or person
autobiography
a history of a person's life written or told by that person.
pamphlet
short printed story or paper with a paper or no cover
calamity
A serious event causing distress or misfortune
fording
To cross a river by walking or riding in a wagon
emigrate
to leave a country permanently;
immigrate
v. to move permanently to a new country
quell
To subdue, put down forcibly
run on sentence
two or more sentences joined without adequate punctuation or connecting words
stringy sentence
It has too many independent clauses (complete thoughts) strung together, usually with commas and conjunctions
preposition
A word that shows the relationship of a noun or pronoun to another word
phantom
like a ghost or spirit
instinctively
naturally done without thinking
flimsy
thin, not strongly made
haltingly
stopping often because of not being sure about what to say or do
dilapidated
rundown, falling apart
chronological
Arranged in order of time of occurrence
logical
a statement, thought, or action that is reasonable; words that make sense
deserted
left behind by someone or something
collage
work of art made by using pictures
biography
A written account of another person's life.
epitaph
short sayings written on tombstones
encounter
a meeting (especially one that is unplanned)
How does John Henry say he is going to die?
With a hammer in his hand.
How does John Henry die?
Hammering against the steam driver
How does Calamity Jane get her name?
She saved Captain Egan after he had been shot. He called her Calamity Jane
What is the name of the ghost that Joel Harris picks up in "The Phantom Hitchhiker"?
Laura Kearns
Spell the name of your school.
Mill Springs Academy

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