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OBB Level D The Labors of Hector

THINK LIKE A WRITER The author chose to include the following words and phrases in The Labors of Hector. They paint a clearer picture of the story. They tell you what the characters are feeling as well as what is happening. Think about how these words and phrases add to your understanding of the story. banish, p. 10 Banish means to be forced out. It is a cruel way of making people leave their homes. Myths often banish people. brawn, p. 12 Brawn describes muscular strength. It is often used when describing someone who is very, very strong. confronted, p. 15 This means that the two faced off. Villains and heroes often confront each other. dazzled like a throne, p. 8 This expression gives the idea that Midas is like a king ruling over the townspeople. It is a simile. deeds, pp. 10, 27 p.10: Deeds are legal contracts that usually include the name or names of people who own a particular piece of land. p.27: A deed is an action, usually for something good. Herculean, p. 18 This refers to the Greek hero Hercules, and is used to describe how strong someone is. invincible, p. 18 Someone who is invincible cannot be defeated. The bull stood strong against Hector with the idea that it could not be beaten. rustlers, p. 16 Rustlers are people who steal animals, such as cattle, from a range or farm. shriveled back, p. 21 This phrase describes how Midas crouched down in fear. tumbleweeds, p. 9 Tumbleweeds are kinds of dry plants found in the West. They often roll across the dry land on windy days. 30


OBB Level D The Labors of Hector
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