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Everyday Use by Alice Walker

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Allie Walter

on 14 December 2012

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Transcript of Everyday Use by Alice Walker

Vocabulary Everyday Use by Alice Walker homely stocky 1.lacking in physical attractiveness; not beautiful; unattractive
2.not having elegance, refinement, or cultivation

Excerpt: " Maggie will be nervous until after her sister goes: she will stand hopelessly in corners, homely and ashamed of the burn scars down her arms and legs." furtive 1.taken, done, used, etc. surreptitiously or by stealth; secret
2. sly, shifty

Excerpt: "Furtive boys in pink shirts hanging about on washday after school." 1.of solid and sturdy form or build; thick-set and, usually, short

Excerpt: " From the other side of the car comes a short stocky man." doctrine 1. a particular principle, position, or policy taught or advocated, as of a religion or government
2.something that is taught; teachings collectively

Excerpt: "I accept some of their doctrines, but farming and raising cattle is not my style." He said. heritage 1.something that comes or belongs to one by reason of birth; an inherited lot or portion
2.something reserved for one

Excerpt:"What don't I understand?" I wanted to know.
"Your heritage." She said.
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