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Vocab + Theme

This Vocab is from “The Jilting of Granny Weatherall”


Vocab Meaning- having false or unrealistic beliefs or opinions

I picked this word as an overall theme because, Granny does not have a great sense of reality. She has a constant stream of consciousness that takes over frequently in the short story.



Theme + Vocab

This concept picture is for the short story “An Open Boat” by Stephen Crane

Vocab Word- Perseverance

Meaning- Steadfastness in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success

This picture shows perseverance because he is steadly climbing the mountain, not rushing himself to reach the top, he knows he will get there at some point.

What perseverance means in the story- The captain, oiler, correspondent, and cook all show perseverance, by not giving up on finding, then getting to land. They never gave up on each other.


Vocab + Theme

So for this vocab post I am going to give you a vocab word, and a theme from the short story “A Worn Path” by Eudora Welty.

Vocab- Resilience

Definition- the power or ability to return to the original form, position, etc., after-being bent, compressed, or stretched; elasticity.

How this ties into my theme you say? The main character Phoenix Jackson, has resilience, i say this because even though she has challenges facing her (just like in the hero’s journey), she is like a rubber band and snaps back into her mission. She ultimately achieves her goal and gets her grandson his medicine.

Now here is a picture of my mother stretching a rubber band, showing resilience.