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1 Tuck Everlasting Literary Terms

2 Symbolism When specific objects or images are used to represent abstract ideas. Examples: A heart symbolizes love, The American flag symbolizes freedom What did the wheel represent in Tuck Everlasting??

3 The Wheel It symbolizes LIFE
Tuck says, “Everything’s a wheel, turning and turning, never stopping. The frogs is part of it, and the bugs, and the fish, and people too. Never the same ones. Always coming in new, always growing and changing, and always moving on. That’s the way it’s supposed to be. We ain’t part of the wheel no more.” (p. 62)

4 More Symbols The wood represents danger and adventure.
The fence represents Winnie’s barrier from the world; her innocence T.M.I.T.Y.S. represents evil and greed

5 Theme The lesson about life that the writer shares with the reader.
Possible themes in Tuck Everlasting: Being born and dying are all part of life. Life is meant to be lived, no matter how long or short. Living forever is not as wonderful as you might think. Life is always changing. People must live with the consequences of their actions.

6 Personification A technique used by a writer to give a non-human object human-like characteristics. “Outside, the night seemed poised on tiptoe, waiting, waiting, holding its breath for the storm.” (p. 120) Can the night stand on its tiptoe? Does it even have toes?

7 Epilogue Used to jump ahead to the future.
List two details that we learn about Winnie in the epilogue. Turn to the next slide for answers.

8 The book’s Epilogue She was married. She had children
She lived to be 78 years old She DIDN’T drink the water!

9 Dialect A way of speaking that is characteristic of a certain region, or of a particular group of people. What do you think these phrases mean: T.M.I.T.Y.S. is a close-lipped feller Jesse landed plum on his head Maybe you’re in cahoots with the kidnappers. Answers on the next slide.

10 Dialect A close-lipped feller is one that really doesn’t talk much or give out information about himself. To fall plum on your head means right on your head. If you’re in cahoots with the criminals that means you’re working with them.

11 Imagery Language that appeals to the senses-sight, hearing, touch, taste, and smell. “The house was so proud of itself that you wanted to make a lot of noise as you passed, and maybe even throw a rock or two. But the wood had a sleeping, otherworld appearance that made you want to speak in whispers.” (p. 6)

12 Foreshadowing The use of clues or hints to suggest events that will occur later in the plot (series of events). “These are strange and breathless days, the dog days, when people are led to do things they are sure to be sorry for after.” (p.3) “In the corner stood the long forgotten shotgun.” (Can you guys help me find the page number for this?)

13 Similes and Metaphors Comparing two things. Review your list
Similes use “like” or “as”, and metaphors do not. My mouth was a ball of flames from the Cheetos. (metaphor) My mouth was as hot as a fire from the Cheetos. (simile)

14 Cause and Effect One event makes another event occur. Event Cause
Example: Event Cause Effect Winnie pours magic water on the toad. The dog was about to eat it. The toad now has immortality.

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