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First Love from Silent Dancing by Judith Ortiz Cofer Vocabulary Preview
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.
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.
Pilgrim A person who journeys to a foreign land, usually for religious reasons Thousands of Muslim pilgrims traveled to Mecca.
Dais A raised platform (as in a hall or large room)
Beatific Blissfully happy: a beatific smile
Gluttonously Tending to eat and drink excessively
Phosphorescent Emitting light without appreciable heat as by slow oxidation of phosphorous
Impassively Revealing no emotion; expressionless
Cynical Believing that people are motivated by self-interest; distrustful of human sincerity or integrity