"Charming Billy"
Figurative Language
Plot Structure
Vocabulary
Vocabulary pt. 2
100

The name of the main character. 

Who is Paul Berlin?

100

Identify the figurative language below:

"One by one, like sheep in a dream, they passed through the hedgerow, crossed quietly over a meadow and came down to the rice paddy."

What is Simile?

100

The introduction to a story, including the primary characters' names, setting, mood, and time.

What is the Exposition?

100

Strange or odd; unusual.

What is Peculiar?

100

Serious and unrelenting, especially in the assertion of authority and exercise of discipline.

What is Stern?

200

The country Paul Berlin's platoon is travelling through.

What is Vietnam?
200

Identify the figurative language below:

"He was pretending he was a boy again, camping with his father in the midnight summer along the Des Moines River."

What is Flashback?

200

All of the events that lead to the eventual climax, including character development and events that create suspense.

What is the Rising Action?

200

A subdivision of a company of soldiers, usually forming a tactical unit that is commanded by a lieutenant and divided into several sections.

What is a Platoon?

200

The tendency to remain either at rest or in motion.

What is Inertia?

300

This person gives Paul a stick of double mint gum to stop from laughing at the thought of Billy Boy's death.

Who is 'Buff' or Tobey?

300

Identify the figurative language below:

"He would tell his mother how it smelled: mud and algae and cattle manure and chlorophyll, decay..."

What is Imagery?

300

Identify the plot structure presented in the following quote:

"But even when he smelled the salt and heard the sea, he could not stop being afraid."

What is the Resolution?

300

Lively; moving easily and quickly.

What is Agile?

300

Brave; bravely

What is Valiantly?

400

The reason Paul Berlin cannot stop giggling after thinking about Billy Bot getting "scared to death."

What is fear? Or what is because he is afraid?

400

Identify the figurative language below:

"The moon came out. Pale and shrunken to the size of a dime."

What is Metaphor?

400

The plot structure that immediately follows the climax.

What is the Falling Action?

400

Identify the vocabulary word that should go in the blank:

After the heart breaking loss, her parents came to her side and hugged her tight, it was a great act of ________.

What is Consolation?

400

Identify the vocabulary word that should go in the blank:

This year's harvest has been the best yet because the ________ soil has produced our crops in abundance.

What is Fecund?

500

Billy Boy's final cause of death.

What is a heart attack?

500

Identify the figurative language below:

"...through a graveyard filled with conical-shaped burial mounds..."

"The mounds would make fine battlements..."

What is Irony?

500

Identify the plot structure presented in the following quote:

"Shut up!" The big soldier hissed, but Private First Class Paul Berlin could not stop. Giggling and remembering, he covered his mouth. His eyes stung, remembering how it was when Billy Boy died of fright."

What is the climax

500

Identify the vocabulary word that should go in the blank:

The boy was sneaking around the school, skillfully using his _______ to avoid teachers and faculty.

What is Stealth?

500

Identify the vocabulary word that should go in the blank:

He looked into the ___________ fish tank, he could see the sea turtles and clown fish with absolute clarity.

What is Transparent?

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