The Power of Words

I think Max did a very good job on the word shaker, because it would give me hope if I were Liesel in Nazi Germany. I think it was really smart because he had the small trees in the forest that represented the Nazi ideas, but then he had the tree that resembled Liesel and Max’s friendship that was a lot bigger and meant more to them. I like the idea that friendship and love are taller, greater, and stronger than fear and hatred. I also liked the idea of how at the end the tree fell, but it didn’t just fall, it crushed a lot of the small trees with bad thoughts. And then when Liesel and Max walked and the tree and people fallowed them was a good message.

Word Nerd 2.11

Source: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling, Page# 502

Context: “Wherever Harry went inside the tiny cottage or its garden, he could hear the constant ebb and flow of the sea like the breathing of some great, slumbering creature.

In Their Words: The movement of the tide out to sea.

In My Words: The movement of the tide out to sea.

 

 

Word Nerd 2.10

Source: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling. Page# 496

Context: “Harry glanced sideways at Hermione. She looked flabbergasted.”

In Their Words: Surprise (someone) greatly; astonish.

In My Words: Just like something out of the blue you didn’t expect.

Deep Thinker 2.4

Source: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling. Page #492

Quote: “He knew, he was certain, that there was hardly any time left in which to beat Voldemort to his goal, or else to attempt to thwart him. He felt a flutter of panic…”

ContextHarry and his friends Ron and Hermione just escaped from Malfoy Manor, where they were imprisoned because they got captured by some bad guys. They escaped to Ron’s brother’s house and are talking to Mr. Ollivander, the wand maker, about this certain wand that is super cool.

This Makes Me Think: It makes me think about how sucky homework is and I always run out of time to complete it and it always haunts me. I sometimes just remind myself at night if I had any homework, and I forget 1 or 2 things and it sucks. It also reminds me about how this blog work is almost done, and I’m behind so.

Word Nerd 2.9

Source: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling, Page# 492

Context: “He was emaciated, the bones of his face sticking out sharply against the yellowish skin.

In Their Words: Abnormally thin or weak, especially because of illness or a lack of food.

In My Words: When you come home and there is no snacks.

Word Nerd 2.8

Source: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling, Page# 490

Context:” I think,” he said, settling himself ostentatiously upon Bill and Fleur’s bed, “that the Skele-Gro has finished its work. I may be able to sleep at last. Forgive me….”

In Their Words: In a pretentious or showy way designed to impress

In My Words: When a pretty girl walks in your class.

Word Nerd 2.7

Source: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling, Page# 486

Context: “You buried the elf,” he said, sounding unexpectedly rancorous.

In Their Words: Characterized by bitterness or resentment.

In My Words: When you want the person to feel bad so you change the tone in your voice rudely.

You’ve Got a Friend in Rudy

Rudy is going to die and no one will be sad for a hot minute and then everyone will be like, “Oh, poor innocent Rudy.” I think Rudy is alright I guess. He’s not my favorite. I do think he is pretty brave to get in that fight and dive into the freezing lake. I think he is doing it to impress Liesel, because that’s what I would do to try and get a girl. I would do crazy stuff for her. Rudy is also kind of really stupid, and he shouldn’t be stupid around the Hitler Youth or he’ll get in trouble again.

Word Nerd 2.6

Source: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling, Page# 455

Context: “Harry’s eyes, still puffy, took a moment to acclimatize, then he saw a pair of wrought iron gates at the foot of what looked like a long drive.”

In Their Words: Acclimate.

In My Words: Your vision was really blurry but it got better.

Word Nerd 2.5

Source: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling. Page# 451.

Context: “Well, well,” said Greyback, and Harry could hear the tiniest not of trepidation in that callous voice…

In Their Words: A feeling of fear or agitation about something that may happen.

In My Words: Knowing or expecting something you don’t want to have happen.