I need some help writing a paragraph about the literary devices in the book Twisted Summer. This is what I have so far. Twisted Summer is a fictional murder mystery. The setting was at Crystal Lake, where everything took place. There was definitely irony in this book. Cici is hoping for a romantic summer but instead finds herself trying to solve a murder. The author’s suspenseful tone keeps readers turning the pages until the mystery is solved. I need some help with allusion and foreshadowing.Here are two good definitions of "allusion": http://www.lausd.k12.ca.us/lausd/resources/Literary.Terms.html#Allusion http://www.answers.com/allusion Is there any indirect reference to any piece of literature or the Bible or anything like that in the book? Those are allusions. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Here are some good definitions of "foreshadowing": http://www.lausd.k12.ca.us/lausd/resources/Literary.Terms.2.html#Foreshadowing http://www.answers.com/foreshadowing Is there anything near the beginning of the book (or at least before a major action takes place) that hints at what's to come? That's foreshadowing. =)I have read the definitions but I am having trouble making the connection with information in the bookI haven't read the book, sorry. At amazon.com, though, I found these reviews: ---------------- Editorial Reviews From School Library Journal Grade 6-9?The brisk pace of this suspenseful murder mystery lures readers right to the gripping ending. Fourteen-year-old Cici Linden's anticipated summer among family and old friends on Crystal Lake in Michigan takes an abrupt turn when she realizes that the brother of the boy she likes has been convicted of murdering a flirtatious girl from the summer community. Convinced of Brody's innocence, Cici searches for the real killer in the midst of the illness and death of her beloved grandmother and her growing conviction that her stepgrandfather is somehow involved in the crime. Before discovering the murderer's identity, Cici survives being shot at and uncovers double blackmail. Roberts writes insightfully about death and the different ways in which people grieve. This is a well-crafted, sophisticated story that conveys Cici's conflicting feelings as her hopes for a romantic summer turn sour.?Connie Tyrrell Burns, Mahoney Middle School, South Portland, ME Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc. From Booklist Gr. 6^-8. Last summer Cici and her family couldn't make it to their Michigan cabin. This summer promises to be better. Fourteen-year-old Cici fits into her new bikini beautifully; surely, 17-year-old Jake will notice. But last summer, Jake's older brother was convicted of murder, and this summer, Jake wants to talk about it. As Jake and Cici review the facts of the case, clues surface. In the middle of their investigation, Cici's grandmother dies. Although Cici feels guilty for suspecting the mourners, she prepares a list of suspects with motive and opportunity. When the list disappears, it's apparent that someone knows what the teens are doing. Cici's first-person narrative enhances the realistic characterizations, and although the ending is a bit formulaic, it's still a suprise. A charming mystery for readers who like Nancy Drew. Karen Simonetti ------------------ There are several references in here that indicate that foreshadowing is probably going on -- as it is in just about every murder mystery I've ever read! It should not be hard to find incidents of foreshadowing -- hints ahead of time that something (usually awful) is going to happen later. Finding allusions, however, cannot be done from a review; that must come from your understanding the term and recognizing it when you come across it in the book itself.
I have been asked to describe the literary elements in the book Twisted Summer. Need some help. Thanks
Describe the literay elements used in the book Twisted Summer by Willo Davis Roberts?We'll be glad to critique your answer if you post it here. You may get some ideas about the literary elements from the reviews in this site. http://www.amazon.com/Twisted-Summer-Willo-Davis-Roberts/dp/0689806000: Twisted Summer is a fictional murder mystery. The setting was at Crystal Lake, where everything took place. There was definitely irony in this book. Cici is hoping for a romantic summer but instead finds herself trying to solve a murder. The author’s suspenseful tone keeps readers turning the pages until the mystery is solved. I need some help with foreshadowing.
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