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Short Stories Vocab List #2
Includes O. Henry, London's "To Build a Fire", Hawthorne's "Ambitious Guest", and excerpts from Moby Dick.
a term coined by O. Henry, an unstable Latin American country
the alias of William Sidney Porter
a native of San Francisco, longshoreman, adventurer
London's writing style
naturalism - Nature is cruel, indifferent
a wavelike form, outline, or appearance
fear, painful expectation
tediously repetitious, unchanging in tone
to say again, to repeat
a manner of walking
urgent, requiring attention
terminal points or limits, as hands or feet
to move sideways, especially in a shy or stealthy manner
a very steep cliff, the brink or edge
abyss, gorge, crevasse
a person's offspring, descendants; all future generations
a tomb, a burial chamber
A universal symbol, story pattern, or character type that is found in the literature of many cultures
called an "anti-Transcendentalist" for his gloomy view of nature
author of Moby Dick
difficult to understand, obscure, mysterious
Nantucket sleigh ride
a harpooned whale pulling a whale boat