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29 terms

"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