The Old Man and the Sea
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a shallow, flat-bottomed open boat with sharp bow and square stern.
distances of 6 feet
part of a boat that holds the sail
to greatly admire
Havana is the capital city
A struggle between opposing forces
A community of people who share a common culture
the main character in a literary work
a great victory or achievement.
Description that appeals to the senses (sight, sound, smell, touch, taste)
A character or force in conflict with the main character
a person who dies for a cause
anything that stands for or represents something else
A comparison without using like or as
Attitude a writer takes toward the audience, a subject, or a character
well meaning and kindly
seat on a row boat
a modest or low view of one's own importance; humbleness.
roll or fold up and secure neatly
light emitted by a substance without combustion or perceptible heat
To come together in a group, assemble.
Insufficient to produce an effect; useless
showing luminous colors that seem to change when seen from different angles
the feeling that a person or a thing is beneath consideration, worthless, or deserving scorn.
unable to be endured
causing someone to feel ashamed and foolish by injuring their dignity and self-respect.
(n.) a big fish that lives in the ocean and that people catch for a sport
a fish of warm seas that leaps out of the water and uses its winglike pectoral fins to glide over the surface for some distance.
The first fish Santiago caught on the 85th day
Lions on the Beach
What does the old man dream about before he leaves to fish?
The size of the marlin
Two feet longer than the skiff
The author directly states a character's traits
Author subtly reveals the character through actions and interactions.
A reference to a well-known person, place, event, literary work, or work of art
a figure of speech in which a part is used to represent a whole
A comparison using "like" or "as"
the attribution of a personal nature or human characteristics to something nonhuman, or the representation of an abstract quality in human form.
exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally.
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