Monday, December 17, 2007
For this weeks book response i am going to explain the significance of the quote i wrote in part A. "David spent all of his time with Roland, sleeping beside him during their periods of rest and walking the perimeter with him when their time came to take the watch." I feel that this quote is significant because it shows how close David and Roland have become. Also it shows that David is treating Roland more like a friend and less like just a bodyguard.
- Furrowed(pg180):A deep wrinkle in the skin, as on the forehead.
- Befallen(pg182):to happen to, esp. by chance or fate.
- "...big as a pony,". this is a simaly because it compares the size of a loup to the size of a pony by using as.
- " their shields shattered like broken glass." simaly because it compares using like.
- "It stank of sour berries." Imagery because it helps us imagine what the crooked mans breath was like.
- "David spent all of his time with Roland, sleeping beside him during their periods of rest and walking the perimeter with him when their time came to take the watch."
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
- discern(pg 68): To perceive by the sight or some other sense or by the intellect; see, recognize, or apprehend.
- crevasse(pg69): A fissure, or deep cleft, in glacial ice, the earth's surface, etc.
- "The deer was as dead as my mom." This is a simaly because it compares the death of his mom to the death of some deer girl.
- "The apple was an ocean of flavor." This is a metaphor because its comparing the amount of flavor in an apple to the size of an ocean without using like or as.
- "The dwarves were like walking stools." This is a simaly because it compares the hight of the dwarves to that of stools.
- "And then the animals fell upon her, tearing and biting, ripping and shredding, as david turned away from the grisly sight and fled into the forest."
For this weeks book response i'm going to respond to and explain the significance to the below quote."And then the animals fell upon her, tearing and biting, ripping and shredding, as david turned away from the grisly sight and fled into the forest." i find this significant because it shows the death of one of davids fears that he brought into this imaginary world.
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
I like this book. Its interesting. It has a bunch of parodies of old fairy tales. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm........ It doesn't suck. I don't know what else to say. The only important thing that happened was that he went through a gap in a wall which I'm guessing takes him to magic-land or something.
- encroaching(pg 62): To take another's possessions or rights gradually or stealthily
- murmuring(pg60): A low, indistinct, continuous sound
- "Like the beanstalk in the Fairy tale that led jack to the giant, the ivy seemed to know precisely where it was going." Simaly because it uses like.
- "David saw its fingers extend into the air, as if Georgie were hanging before it like an apple ready to be plucked from the tree." Simaly because it compares two things using like.
- "It had been a long tense summer." Personification because summer cant really be tense.
- "The choice had been made for him. David could not hesitate. He forced himself through the gap in the wall and into the darkness just as the world that he left behind became an inferno." I thought this quote was significant because it describes why he went through the gap in the wall.