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Presentation on Beloved
Murmuring-a low sound made when many people are speaking
Beloved by Toni Morrison
Sethe was dishing up bread pudding, murmuring her hopes for it, apologizing in advance the way veteran cooks always do , when something in Beloved’s face, some petlike adoration that took hold of her as she looked at Sethe, made Paul d speak.
The narrator used murmuring as her speaking in a soft tone. When I heard murmuring I thought about heart murmur.
The yellow wall paper by By Charlotte Perkins Gilman
I don’t feel as if it was worth while to turn my hand over for anything, and I’m getting dreadfully fretful and querulous. I cry at nothing, and cry most of the time.
The narrator used that word to express how she was getting annoyed and about to complain but she cried started to cry
Beloved by Toni Morrison page 139
Deep down in her dark rown eyes, back behind the expressionlessness, was a palm held out for a penny which Denver would gladly give her, if only she knew how or knew enough abouther, a knowledge not to be had by the answers to the questions Sethe occasionally put to her:’
I figure it was less or lack of expression or emotion I just never knew this was actually a word.
Reluctant – feeling or showing doubt about doing something : not willing or eager to do something
Beloved by Toni Morrison
Sentence– He teased Sethe into tents she was reluctant to enter.” In chapter 4
Shoat:-a young hog and especially one that has been weaned.
Beloved By Toni Morrison on page 190 on the top of the page.
Did you steal that shoat? You stole that shoat.
Schoolteacher was asking Sixto if the animal was stolen. It’s just a different word to describe hog.
Regalia– special clothes and decorations (such as a crown or scepter) for official ceremonies.
From What You Pawn I Will Redeem by Sherman Alexie
But the strangest thing of all was the old Powwow-dance regalia I saw hanging in the window. As Jackson walked by the pawnshop that he had never saw before, it was strange because he saw old Powwow-dance clothing hanging in the window and it was his grandmotherâ regalia.
” ‘Cause he’s dead,’ says she, just as quiet and dull — and fell to pleatin’ her apron.”
“A Jury of Her Peers” By Susan Glaspell (pg 262)
Monstrous– extremely, unusually large or very wrong or unfair
Definition 2- very ugly, cruel, or vicious
Story of an Hour By Kate Chopin 1984
“She did not stop to ask if it were or were not a monstrous joy that held her.”
The narrator used this word to see if their vicious joy that held her.