Thursday, November 22, 2007

week 1 post A

Vocab words:
schizoid (31)- denoting or having a personality type characterized by emotional aloofness and solitary habits; mad or crazy.
Ominous (34)- giving the impression that something bad or unpleasant is going to happen; threatening; inauspicious.

figurative language:
1. "Thanks to your plan, we can't spit without being spotted and recognized." (35)- This is figurative language because it is refering to one of the characters plans that resulted in the group getting spotted and now everyone is on the lookout for them so they cant do anything without people finding them.
2. "We'll be like cavemen, trying to weave clothes out of plant fibers." (40).- This is a metephor because it is saying that they will be like cavemen under certain conditions.
3. "The knowledge that she could rise up from the ground anytime like an angel." (44)- This is a metephor because it is saying that she feels like an angel.

"We can't last on the run much longer. I say screw the mission. Let them blow up the world. We can find a place to hide out where no one can find us, and we can just. . . live." (36). This is significant to the book because it basically describes the whole story of each book in the series. This is a group of humans that have been genetically engineered to have wings so they can fly. They are constantly on the run and have a mission to save the world. They are getting tired of running (as said in the quote) and want to forget about everything and just live someplace safe.

Emerging theme:
One emerging theme in the book is the constant struggle with the people trying to get rid of the hybrid bird human kids.

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