Narrator and protagonist, He is thoughtful and intelligent with a competitive nature and a tendency to brood.
Gene
Neither a narrator nor protagonist, yet central to the novel. Wild, acts above the rules.
Finny
Literal meaning "lighting war" Battle tactic of an overwhelming attack.
Blitzkrieg
Used to describe the effort needed to jump from the infamous tree into the water, without getting hurt.
Prodigious
A condition in which there is no leadership and which results in chaos.
Anarchy
Simply means comfort, somthing offered or given especially in a time of sadness or grief.
Solace
An apt description of Finny, easy to get hurt.
Vulnerable
Something is said or asked more than about the substance of the question. A question in which it does not require an answer.
Rhetorical
Game created by Finny, Where he alters the rules suddenly to gain himself an advantage.
Blitzball
Originated in the late 16th century from latin it means "peirced through" from the verd transfigere, from trans- "across" to figere "fix, fasten"
Transfix
Rather formal, or antiquated word which simply means spacious or containing plenty of room
Capacious
From old french deigmier (modern french daigner) from latin dignari " to deem worthy of, or fit to"
Deign
Used to descride Finny's hair when he comes out of the water and his hair plastered rather crazily on his head.
Droll
Refers in an odd good mood a person has before they die.
Fey
Describes the enternaty of the exercise of the seniors go through.
Insidious
Creating an intrest in someone to do something be flattering or deception.
Inveigle
The way Gene felt on his first day at the school.
Tacit
A wound or injury on a part of someone's body where it is permanently damaged.
Maim
Synonymous of speck or particle, a tiny piece of a substance.
Mote
A description of the characteristics of Brinker
Salient
special words or expressions that are used by a particular profession or group and are difficult for others to understand.
Jargon
humorous or emphatic effect
Irony
2 things placed close together with contrasting effects.
Juxtaposition
visually descriptive or figurative language, especially in a literary work.
Imagery
insulting, abusive, or highly critical language.
Invective
an appeal to logic, and is a way of persuading an audience by reason.
Logos
Figurative Language: He is the black sheep of the family.
Metaphor
an appeal to ethics, and it is a means of convincing someone of the character or credibility of the persuader.
Ethos
Figurative Language: as brave as lions. red like a rose.
Simile
an appeal to emotion, and is a way of convincing an audience of an argument by creating an emotional response.
Pathos
Figurative Language: BOOM!!! Drip.
Onomatopoeia
figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction
Oxymoron
is the repetition of the last word of a preceding clause. The word is used at the end of a sentence and then used again at the beginning of the next sentence.
Anadiplosis
a thing or event that existed before or logically precedes another.
Antecedent
the study of the origin of words and the way in which their meanings have changed throughout history.
Etymology
the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues.
Satire
mental sharpness and inventiveness; keen intelligence.
Wit
the choice and use of words and phrases in speech or writing
Diction
exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally.
Hyperbole
a modulation of the voice expressing a particular feeling or mood.
Tone

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