Short Essay Questions Key
1. What mean things does Liz say to Maggie and how do they make her feel?
Liz says several mean things to Maggie, such as comments about the way Maggie looks. Liz insults her eyebrows and her hair, likening them to fungus. Liz makes Maggie feel that she is not good enough to get a prom date.
2. How is diction used in Chapter 1 to enhance the reading experience?
In Chapter 1, diction is used to enhance the reading experience by describing objects and people in an identifiable or enjoyable way. For example, Dennis is described as having a face comparable to a zucchini that has not been taken care of. This gives the reader a good impression of what Dennis looks like.
3. Why is the third person omniscient point of view helpful in the first chapter?
In the first chapter, the first person point of view is helpful in allowing the reader to see the point of view of each character. The reader can see not only what a person is told or how they are treated, but also how they respond to it.
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