Westward Expansion II and Poetry Terms

continent
one of the seven large landmasses of the earth, The United States is located on the continent of North America.

current
the flow of water in a river or stream

interpreter
someone who translates one language into another language.

keelboat
a barge like boat with a sail and a rudder that is used for steering

mouth
the place where a river runs into a larger body of water

muskets
heavy guns with long barrels

terrain
ground or land

translated
changed into the words of another language.

botanist
someone who studies plants; plant scientist.

Corps of Discovery
Lewis and Clark formed an expedition group with almost 50 men who would travel together to learn more about the western parts of the continent.

mythical
imaginary; exiting in stories called myths or legends.

Sacagawea
A Native American woman who along with her husband helped guide the corps (KOR) by being interpreters for them.

figurative language
imaginative language that helps you share the feeling or message of your words.

metaphor
a direct comparison using tow unlike things; does not use “like” or “as” (Susan was a breath of fresh air).

simile
a comparison using “like” or “as” (smooth as silk).

onomatopoeia
sound words (Cluck! Beep beep!)

alliteration
repeated consonant sounds at the beginning of a string of words (Peter Piper picked a pickled pepper).

personification
giving human characteristics or human-like abilities to a non-human (the thunder roared and danced across the sky).

stanza/verse
a “poetry paragraph”

refrain
a word or line that is repeated in a poem to create a certain effect.

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