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RE: Chapter Two
Posted by: ashleym
When: 4/12/2004 11:13:28 PM
Literary Illuminator Grotesque: Outlandish or bizarre, as in character or appearance (pg13) I chose this word because it is a very descriptive adjective that students might not know the meaning of. I also think it will reappear later in the story so I thought it was important that students understand the definition from the beginning. It describes the colors of the clothes Mrs. Poe bought the Baudelaire siblings. The clothes show the disdain with which the Baudelaires are treated with by Mrs. Poe. Ghastly: Inspiring shock, revulsion, or horror by or as if by suggesting death (pg 13) This is another colorful adjective that I thought might show up again. It describes the smell of the Poe household. One can see why the Baudelaires feel that the Poe home is not agreeable. It smells gross and they are treated with indifference by Mrs. Poe and they do not get along with the two Poe sons. Dilapidated:Having fallen into a state of disrepair or deterioration, as through neglect; broken-down and shabby. (pg20) Even I was unsure of the exact definition of this word. So I am pretty sure students will have trouble with it. It describes the condition of Count Olaf's house which is probably a clue to what kind of person he is. In response to: Please describe your thoughts on this chapter from your literature circle role perspective.
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