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1 First Love from Silent Dancing by Judith Ortiz Cofer Vocabulary Preview

2 Point of View Refers to the perspective from which a narrative is told First Person Ex. I was minding my own business when Mom burst in. Whats with you? I grumbled. Second Person Ex. You walk into the cave and hear a low rumble. What is it? you wonder. Third Person Ex. He gripped the dollar bill tightly. You cant have it, he told her.

3 Ironic Something is ironic if the result is the opposite of what was intended Example: A person who claims to be a vegan and avoids meat but will eat a slice of pepperoni pizza because they are hungry. It may not make sense, but it is an illustration of irony.

4 Pilgrim A person who journeys to a foreign land, usually for religious reasons Thousands of Muslim pilgrims traveled to Mecca.

5 Dais A raised platform (as in a hall or large room)

6 Beatific Blissfully happy: a beatific smile

7 Gluttonously Tending to eat and drink excessively

8 Phosphorescent Emitting light without appreciable heat as by slow oxidation of phosphorous

9 Impassively Revealing no emotion; expressionless

10 Cynical Believing that people are motivated by self-interest; distrustful of human sincerity or integrity

11 Unrequited Not returned or reciprocated

12 Relish Greatly enjoy


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