the place properly occupied or served by another
The Principal, or in his stead the Assistant Principal, or in his stead a designated member of the faculty, will say, “Good morning to all students, faculty, and staff. Today is Monday (or whatever day), January (or whatever month) 3 (or whatever day).
exhibiting an attitude of admiration or esteem
Say, “Please all rise and stand at
respectful, silent attention for the playing of our national anthem.”
marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable
All the same, I remain
steadfast in my belief that my life was meant to be the bringing of fine literature to young minds.
with a certain degree of unwillingness
They come to literature
reluctantly at best, fighting me every inch of the way.
capability to perform or produce
And I like them and their
capacity for independence.
treat with contempt
Now if I were to laugh or
mock, he would be insulted.
to exert much effort or energy
But this Philip—an only son, by the way, which may be the problem—is only a middling student, and it’s a shame. A nice-looking boy. A boy I like. Intelligent. With real potential. Perhaps that’s why he irritates me so—for he shows no desire to
strive, to make sacrifices for the betterment of self, the way we were taught.
a strong drive for success
Worst of all, like so many of them, he exhibits no desire to learn. No
ambition at all!
the action of opposing something that you disagree with
No, it’s a certain something—a
resistance—to accepting the idea that literature is important.
a group of people who habitually attend a given church
She used to be in the West Fork Church
congregation years ago.
a flash of light
Oh, say, can you see, by the dawn's early light,
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last
fraught with danger
Whose broad stripes and bright stars, through the
verbal skill that has the power to evoke laughter
MR. LUNSER: Ah, the famous
wit and wisdom of Mr. Malloy. Philip, I'm the only one allowed to make jokes around here.
in a heroic or brave manner
O'er the ramparts we watched were so
feeling or showing thankfulness
STUDENT: What about announcements?
MR. LUNSER: Seems there aren't any, for which we can all be
an elaborate and systematic plan of action
You have to have a
strategy—know when to take it easy, know when to turn on the juice.
the message that is intended or expressed
Question four: What is the
significance of Jack London's choice in making Buck, the dog in The Call of the Wild, the focus of his novel?
serving as a visible sign for something abstract
Is the dog meant to be
symbolic? Explain your answer.
a word picture of a person's appearance and character
Can people learn from this
portrayal of a dog? Expand on these ideas.
express recognition of the presence or existence of
The Call of the Wild is an
acknowledged masterpiece of American literature. You are not required to like it.