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How Priairie Became Ocean

Author's Purpose To entertain with a story that explains what the Yurok beleive about nature.
What is the genre? myth
Explain what a myth is? myth- a story people told a long time ago to explain why things happen in nature
Characteristics of Story's Genre, how do you know the sotry is a myth? CHARACTERS Thunder, Earthquake, and Kingfisher c ant really talk
Characteristics of Story's Genre, how do you know the sotry is a myth? PURPOSE It tells the belief of how the Yurok believe the ocean was created.
Characteristics of Story's Genre, how do you know the sotry is a myth? CHORUS The chorus represent what the Yurok children are saying
Author's use of Language: pg. 384-simile Kingfisher, "swift as the wind" Kingfisher flies very fast
Author's use of Language: pg. 381-idiom "we can't sleep a wink" the children can't sleep
Author's use of Language: pg. 389-personification "the wind howls" there is a storm and the wind is blowing loud and hard
Created by: jbenandi
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