Category Archives: Vocab

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.




This Vocab is from “The Jilting of Granny Weatherall”

Vocab Word- MARVEL

Vocab Meaning- something that causes wonder, admiration, or astonishment; wonderful thing; a wonder or prodigy

This is a picture of my dog Cody, he thinks the flashlight is a wonderful thing; he is curious what it is.

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This Vocab is from “The Jilting of Granny Weatherall”

Vocab Word- FLIMSY

Vocab Meaning- comparatively light and insubstantial; easily damaged

This is a picture of a broken hanger, it was too flimsy to hold anything.

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This Vocab is from the short story “The Jilting of Granny Weatherall” by Katherine Ann Porter.

Vocab Word- DROWSED

Vocab Meaning- to be half asleep; doze intermittently

Here is a picture of my brother half asleep, showing that he dozed off.

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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.



The vocab for “An Open Boat” by Stephen Crane.

Vocab Word- Picturesque

Meaning- visually attractive, especially in a quaint or pretty style

This is picturesque because the picture is visually attractive to the eye.



This vocab is for “An Open Boat” by Stephen Crane.

Vocab Word- Dejection

Meaning- A sad and depressed state; low spirits.

This picture of my dog Lucky shows dejection because Lucky is sad that she got in trouble for chewing up my moms sock.


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.



The third vocab word I found was Obstinate.

The definition of Obstinate is; firmly or stubbornly adhering to one’s purpose/opinion.

My mothers obstinate when I try to tell my side of the story, when I get into trouble.