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Raymond's Run Vocabulary

Vocabulary from the short story Raymond's Run as well as a few important words
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prodigy
a person with an exceptional talent
big head
enlarged skull
play the dozens
exchange rhyming insults
Mercury
In Roman mythology, the swift messenger of the Gods
Chopin's Waltzes
works by the 19th century pianist and composer Frederic Chopin
Ventriloquist-dummy routine
Squeaky thinks that all the girls are speaking Gretchen's thoughts, like dummies controlled by a ventriloquist
Miss Quicksilver
a reference to the speed with which quicksilver (liquid metal mercury) flows
Parkees
park employees
Lenox
a street in the Harlem section of New York City
glockenspiels
musical instruments having tuned metal bars that are played with light hammers
plot
the action or sequence of events in a story
conflict
a struggle between two opposing forces
theme
a truth about life that is expressed through literature
point of view
narrator's perspective