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The Old Man and the Sea

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skiff
a shallow, flat-bottomed open boat with sharp bow and square stern.
fathoms
distances of 6 feet
mast ship
part of a boat that holds the sail
idolize
to greatly admire
Cuba
Havana is the capital city
conflict
A struggle between opposing forces
society
A community of people who share a common culture
pride
humility
protagonist
the main character in a literary work
triumph
a great victory or achievement.
imagery
Description that appeals to the senses (sight, sound, smell, touch, taste)
antagonist
A character or force in conflict with the main character
martyr
a person who dies for a cause
symbol
anything that stands for or represents something else
metaphor
A comparison without using like or as
tone
Attitude a writer takes toward the audience, a subject, or a character
benevolent
well meaning and kindly
thwart
seat on a row boat
humility
a modest or low view of one's own importance; humbleness.
resolution
determination
furled
roll or fold up and secure neatly
Phosporescence
light emitted by a substance without combustion or perceptible heat
congregate
To come together in a group, assemble.
ineffectual
Insufficient to produce an effect; useless
iridescent
showing luminous colors that seem to change when seen from different angles
contempt
the feeling that a person or a thing is beneath consideration, worthless, or deserving scorn.
intolerable
unable to be endured
humiliating
causing someone to feel ashamed and foolish by injuring their dignity and self-respect.
marlin
(n.) a big fish that lives in the ocean and that people catch for a sport
flying fish
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.
Albacore
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
direct characterization
The author directly states a character's traits
indirect characterization
Author subtly reveals the character through actions and interactions.
allusion
A reference to a well-known person, place, event, literary work, or work of art
Syncedoche
a figure of speech in which a part is used to represent a whole
simile
A comparison using "like" or "as"
Personification
the attribution of a personal nature or human characteristics to something nonhuman, or the representation of an abstract quality in human form.
Hyperbole
exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally.