Sentence: “’How’s Sodapop? Are the fuzz after us? Is Darry all right? Do the boys know where we are? What…’” (Hinton 71).
Sentence: “Two-Bit gallantly offered to walk them home—the west side of town was only about twenty miles away—but they wanted to call their parents and have them come get them” (Hinton 35).
Sentence: “I didn’t know about the Brumly boys, but I knew Shepard’s gang were used to fighting with anything they could get their hands on—bicycle chains, blades, pop bottles, pieces of pipe, pool sticks, or sometimes even heaters” (Hinton 122).
DOL—February 7, 2011
Write parallel sentences for who won the Super Bowl (Green Bay Packers) and who lost the Super Bowl (Pittsburg Steelers).
Sentence: “I hunted through the icebox and found some eggs” (Hinton 92).
Definition: a light, cotton fabric of various weaves, used for shirts
Sentence: “He had on a madras shirt. I can still see it. Blue madras” (Hinton 8).
Sentence: “Five Socs were coming straight at us, and from the way they were staggering I figured they were reeling pickled” (Hinton 50).
Definition: a correctional institution for minors
Sentence: “If Johnny got caught, they’d give him the electric chair, and if they caught me, I’d be sent to a reformatory” (Hinton 59).
Sentence: “…It’s just because you’re the baby—I mean, he loves you a lot. Savvy?’” (Hinton 19).
Definition: a game that is a variant of pool, played with 15 red balls (with a point value of 1) and 6 balls of other colors (with point values from 2-7)
Sentence: “’Gonna go play a little snooker and hunt up a poker game…’” (Hinton 43).
Definition: different from “tough” which means rough; “tuff” means “cool, sharp”
Sentence: “Tough and tuff are two different words. Tough is the same as rough; tuff means cool, sharp—like a tuff-looking Mustang or a tuff record. In our neighborhood both are compliments” (Hinton 14).
Sentence: “Once we even found Tim Shepard, leader of the Shepard gang and far from his own turf, reading the morning paper in the armchair” (Hinton 93).