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“There Will Come Soft Rains”. Vocabulary, ENG 10. silhouette. (noun) an outline that appears dark against a light background. On the side of the house was the silhouette of a man mowing a lawn. paranoia. (noun) an irrational fear of danger.

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silhouette
silhouette

(noun) an outline that appears dark against a light background

On the side of the house was the silhouette of a man mowing a lawn.

paranoia
paranoia

(noun) an irrational fear of danger

Her paranoia of bugs led her to believe that they were trying to kill her.

manipulate
manipulate

(verb) to move, operate or handle

The puppet was manipulated by a set of strings and the puppeteer.

tremulous
tremulous

(adjective) trembling, unsteady

He became tremulous with fear when he had to give his speech.

oblivious
oblivious

(adjective) completely unaware, paying no attention

The man was oblivious to the danger ahead of him.

sublime
sublime

(adjective) supreme, splendid, the best

The beaches in the Caribbean are sublime.

personification
personification

Giving human traits to something non-human.

Example:

“Now the fire lay in beds, stood in windows…”

chronological
chronological

In order of time from earliest to latest.

If you put your life in chronological order, the first thing that happened to you was your birth.

flashback
Flashback

When the author temporarily jumps back to an earlier time in story to give us information about a character’s past or the plot.

imagery
imagery

Vivid descriptive language that appeals to one or more of the senses . (sight, taste, touch, smell or sound)

Example:

“The stove was making pancakes which filled the house with a rich baked odor and the scent of maple syrup.”