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Fourth Quarter: 8. P6 Lovely Language in The Outsiders’ chapters 2-3 Due May 16 by 10 p.m.  

Hinton uses a great deal of figurative and descriptive language in this book. Pick a line you especially like from either chapter two or three. Type it out (remember to put it in quotes) and then explain what’s great about it: 

1-the imagery (using the five senses)
2-the word choice (spectacular, perfect words)
3-the figurative language (identify it as simile, hyperbole, and so on)
4-the meaning (explain why it means something to you)


The same line can be used twice—not more—per class.

Example (from chapter one):

“They were as tough as nails and looked it.” This idiom about the greasers helps me picture how rough-and-tumble the characters are (and how they look).

Posted by obriengl On 10 May, 2019 at 3:12 PM  15 Comments

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Ms. O'Brien (Guest) said On 17 May, 2019 at 8:25 AM
It's gratifying to read your thoughts on Hinton's writing. Great job.  
SmigooglyFireBow (Guest) said On 16 May, 2019 at 11:05 PM
“I wouldn’t drink it if I was starving in a desert.” This hyperbole is a great indicator of how Cherry is feeling towards Dally. Her anger is shown through her words and actions.  
sunnyg1rl (Guest) said On 16 May, 2019 at 10:58 PM
"Nobody but Soda could really get me talking. Till I met Cherry Valance." This shows that even though Ponyboy has just met Cherry, he already feels like he can talk to her about anything. It means she is a very likable person who is easily trusted by people.   
icesk8ter (Guest) said On 16 May, 2019 at 9:25 PM
"He had never been a coward. He was a good man in a rumble." Ponyboy describes Johnny differently from any other part in the book, Johnny was and only had been described a hurt and scarred. This quote shows even though Johnny has been hurt he isn't, and never will be a coward. The word choice "He had never been a coward" shows even before and after the incident, Johnny is still strong.  
squidward tortellini (Guest) said On 16 May, 2019 at 8:53 PM
Chapter one,"He looked like a greek god had come to earth". This comparison shows how good-looking Soda is.   
Pinecactus16 (Guest) said On 16 May, 2019 at 6:50 PM
"If you can picture a little dark puppy that has been kicked too many times and is lost in a crowd of strangers, you'll have Johnny." This metaphor tells me that Johnny has a rough life unlike most of the other greasers and he can be sensitive at times.   
Arequipa (Guest) said On 16 May, 2019 at 6:37 PM
(From chapter 2): "Dally wiped the Coke off his face with his sleeve and smiled dangerously." This imagery tells us about the way Dally's facial expression looked like, and how mischievous he looked.  
Churrosandtiaras (Guest) said On 16 May, 2019 at 4:23 PM
"I wouldn't drink it if I was starving in the desert." This hyperbole shows how against Dally Cherry is. She wasn’t comfortable with the way that Dally was talking to her, so she stood up for herself in a forceful way.  
toad on a leaf (Guest) said On 16 May, 2019 at 3:52 PM
"If you wasn't Soda's kid brother, I'd beat the tar out of you." In this statement, you can tell that Two-Bit really meant what he said. "I'd beat the tar out of you," shows that he was offended by the statement and if it wasn't for Ponyboy's connection to Sodapop, Two-Bit's friend, Ponyboy wouldn't be talking with all the teeth in his mouth. It also shows that Two-Bit cares for Johnny, and was severely offended by the verbal attack on him by Ponyboy.  
Existent (Guest) said On 16 May, 2019 at 1:20 PM
“He had never been a coward. He was a good man in a rumble.” I like Ponyboy’s choice of words when he describes Johnny because Ponyboy is describing Johnny as someone innocent or simply good in a crowd full or people who break down to be bad.  
d1 (Guest) said On 16 May, 2019 at 7:30 AM
"I wouldn't drink it if I was starving in the desert." This is a hyperbole that Hilton used to show that Cherry wouldn't take anything from Darry even at extreme measures. He was just so annoyed with him that she didn't want to please him in any way.   
not jacob (Guest) said On 15 May, 2019 at 10:00 PM
"I turned my head to look at him and in the moonlight he looked like some Greek god come to earth." This quote has good imagery because you can picture the moonlight on his face. Comparing Soda to a Greek god using the simile "he looked like some Greek god" is perfect because Pony views his brother as being perfect. It is interesting to see how Pony views his two brother in such different light.  
HeatMiser1 (Guest) said On 15 May, 2019 at 8:17 PM
I really liked the imagery on page 16, "In a moment his breathing was light and regular. I turned my head to look at him and in the moonlight he looked like some greek god come to earth." I like this description because it gives me a wonderful clue to what he might look like.  
I_LOVE_NETFLIX (Guest) said On 14 May, 2019 at 8:47 PM
Chapter 3: "He's hard as a rock and about as human. He's got eyes exactly like frozen ice." This simile shows that Darry is mean and cold to Pony.  
lol Rawr XD *nuzzles* (Guest) said On 11 May, 2019 at 11:01 AM
“Suddenly she smiled. Gosh, she was pretty.” This sentence stands out to me because the author makes a point to not how pretty Cherry is and shows how Pony is interested in her.  
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