Project Discussion Board
RE: Chapter Two
Posted by: danielleb
When: 4/12/2004 6:38:28 PM
Danielle Breuer Literary Illuminator Chapter 2 I was the literary illuminator for Chapter 2. As the literary illuminator, I chose three words that either were unfamiliar to me, or gave meaning to the text. The three words are dilapidated, glint, and tattered. The definitions are found below. 1) dilapidated-page 20-definition-having fallen into a state of disrepair or deterioration, as through neglect; broken down and shabby. I chose this word because it was unfamiliar to me. I felt that by describing the house this way, the author is giving the reader clues of what kind of person Count Olaf is, and also what it will be like for the children to live with him. 2) glint-page 23-definition-a momentary brightness. I picked this word because it is used in a sentence as part of a simile. If anyone did not know the word, I thought that it would be helpful to know the definition so that the comparison is understood. The glint in Count Olaf's eye shows he has a nasty streak in him. 3) tattered-page 25-defintion-torn into shreds. I chose this word because it describes Count Olaf's clothing, giving us a better mental picture of what he is wearing. Count Olaf's clothes are tattered, revealing the strange eye that appears on both the door and the count's leg. His clothing is a reflection of his home. In response to: Please describe your thoughts on this chapter from your literature circle role perspective.
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