Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Week 2 post A


(20) Severity- 1. harshness, sternness, or rigor: Their lives were marked by severity.
2. austere simplicity, as of style, manner, or taste: The severity of the decor was striking.
3. intensity or sharpness, as of cold or pain.
4. grievousness; hard or trying character or effect: The severity of his loss was finally becoming apparent.
5. rigid exactness or accuracy.
6. an instance of strict or severe behavior, punishment, etc.

(19) Gypsum- a very common mineral, hydrated calcium sulfate, CaSO4·2H2O, occurring in crystals and in masses, soft enough to be scratched by the fingernail: used to make plaster of Paris, as an ornamental material, as a fertilizer, etc.
[Origin: 1640–50; < L: chalk < Gk gýpsos chalk, gypsum]

"Dad always fought harder, flew faster, and gambled smarter than everyone else in his stories."

This shows her fathers personality and how he is with kids and that cares about them.

One Important theme in the book is nomadic lifestyle because thats how they were living, staying at one place for a while then moving again.


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