Natural Essay

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Reading Journal: The Natural Vocabulary 1. Colossus (n): the legendary bronze statue of Helios at Rhodes. Compare Seven Wonders of the World . 2. Flabbergasted(v): to overcome with surprise and bewilderment; astound. 3. Furtively (adj): sly; shifty: a furtive manner 4. Apoplexy (n): a sudden, usually marked loss of bodily function due to rupture or occlusion of a blood vessel. 5. Itinerant(n): working in one place for a comparatively short time and then moving on to work in another place, usually as a physical or outdoor laborer; characterized by alternating periods of working and wandering: an itinerant farm hand. 6. Impoverished(adj): deprived of strength, vitality, creativeness, etc.: 7. Dratted (adj): damned; confounded 8. Fodder (n): raw experience or material 9. Doddering (adj): shaky or trembling, as from old age; tottering 10. Disquisition (n): a formal discourse or treatise in which a subject is examined and discussed; dissertation. Allusions 1. The Mississippi- the largest river system in North America. Flowing entirely in the United States, this river rises in western Minnesota and meanders slowly southwards for 2,320 miles (3,730 km) to the Mississippi River Delta at the Gulf of Mexico. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mississippi_River] 2. Timepiece- instrument used to indicate, keep, and co-ordinate time (clock) 3. Chicago Cubs- are an American professional baseball team based in Chicago, Illinois. [www.espn.com/chicagocubs] 4. Festival of Roses- Festival for flower lovers in Portland, Oregon. [www.rosefetival.org] 5. Judas traitor- according to the New Testament, one of the twelve disciples of Jesus. He is best known for his betrayal of Jesus to the hands of the chief priests for 30 pieces of silver. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judas_Iscariot] Notable Lines 1. “without Sam

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