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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian

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comparison between a Native American teen and a white teen. We put this picture in because Junior drew it and found a big difference in the way they were dressed in accordance to how much money they had. These are some of the names they called Junior when he went to Reardan high school. Junior is bullied a lot. Junior is on his high school basketball team. He is one of the best on his team and is very athletic. Junior is also a very negative person. He's always putting himself down. Made proudly on By: Loren, Goren, and Connor Setting:
The setting takes place on a reservation with Spokane indians and in the Reardan High School.
"What's the difference between a bulimic and anorexic?" "Anorexics are anorexics all the time. I'm only bulimic when I'm throwing up."
"SHE SOUNDS JUST LIKE MY DAD!"
Page: 107 Theme:
The author is basically trying to point out how hard it was for poor indian people to go into I high school full of white people who would make fun of them a lot. Grandmother Spirit was very
wise.
Grandmother Spirit was tolerant.
Grandmother Spirit was known far and wide by Indian tribes everywhere. ''And then, as one, they all turned their backs on me. It was a freaking awesome display of contempt. I was impressed, so were my teammates. If these dang Indians were as organized when I went to school here I would have had a reason to stay."
Page: 144 "That's the girls' bathroom. And I heard that weird noise again. Do you want to know what it sounds like? It sounds like this:
ARGGHHHHHHHHSSSSSPPPPPPGGGHHHHHHHAAAAAARGHHHHHHHHHHAGGGGH
It sounds like someone is vomiting. Nope. It sounds like a 747 landing in a runway of vomit."
Page: 105 PLOT:
The plot is about a boy named Junior who leaves his reservation school after he throws a book in his teacher's face. The teacher then tells him that everyone in the reservation has given up hope for a good life. So he tells Junior he has to leave the reservation and go somewhere where where people still have hopes and dreams . So he goes to Reardan high school where the white people go to school. Since he's Native American everyone in the school calls him names. One day he gets insulted by a kid called Roger, finally having enough of the abuse, he punches Roger in the face. After that things look up for Junior. He makes friends with Gordy and Penelope, he makes the basketball team, and he finally begins to be accepted. This is a This is Junior's best friend Rowdy. As you can see, he is very temperamental and has an inferiority complex. Due to this, Rowdy is a mean person, but is still Arnold's best friend until Junior switches schools and goes to Reardan. After this, Rowdy began to become resentful of Junior for choosing the white people over him. These are Junior's parents. His mother is very smart, pretty, and emotional. His dad is very musical, inventive, and is a disgusting drunk. Illustrated by:
Ellen Forney

Publication:
September 2007 FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE EXAMPLES
Metaphor:

Simile:

Personification:

Alliteration:

Hyperbole:

Onomatopoeia: Publisher:
Little Brown Books Junior has a medical disability which causes him to fumble his speech. It makes him look and sound stupid. Theme
The main moral suggestion is that no matter who
you are, there are always brighter horizons ahead.
The system this follows is a Man Struggles Against Self andSociety So he goes to Reardan high school where the white people go to school. Since he's Native American everyone in the school calls him names. One day he gets insulted by a kid called Roger, finally having enough of the abuse, he punches Roger in the face. After that things look up for Junior. He makes friends with Gordy and Penelope, he makes the basketball team, and he finally begins to be accepted. "But there were a few guys, the big jocks, who payed special attention to me. None of them ever punched me or got violent. After all I was a reservation Indian, and a potential killer. So they just called me names." "Reardan was the opposite of the rez. It was the opposite of our family. It was the opposite of me. I didn't deserve to be in Reardan. I knew it. The kids in Reardan knew it." Figurative Language Examples
Metaphor:
1. Her eyes were like lazers P# 127
2. My brain was drowning in grease. P#1
3. My head was so big that little Indian skulls
orbited around it. P# 3
4. I was hot mad. P# 11
5. Volcano mad, Tsunami mad. P# 11

Simile
1. I'm as serious as a tumor. P#51
2. My nose bled like a firework. P#52
3. I felt like two different people inside of one body. P#61
4. He acted like his poor little feelings had been hurt.P#65
5. He acted like like he was the one who was wronged.P#65

Personification
1. A runaway pig. P#67
2. I was a freaky alien. P#66
3.Men and boys are like a pack of wild dogs. P#68
4. Like a slug burning to death from salty spit. P#79
5. A brain of many colors. P#87

Alliteration
1.Ten more than usual, Ten more than normal, Ten teeth past human.
2. Susceptible to seizure activity.
3. They were beautiful and smart, They were beautiful and smart AND epic.
Unable to find any more

Hyprboles were nonexistant.
Onomatopoeia
1. BANG! Rowdy punched me.
2. BANG! I hit the ground
3. BANG! My nose bled like a firework.
All of these are on page 52

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