Ransom of Red Chief Your dialectical journal will include: 5 similes 2 situational irony 2 verbal irony 6 allusions 2 metaphors 2 hyperboles 1 personification Your „assertion‟ will be the figurative language you are searching for in the text. Dialectical Journal Assertion – Evidence - Commentary- what we are Quote explanation proving Allusion “We selected The author uses the as our victim name Ebenezer as the only child an allusion to of a prominent Ebenezer Scrooge (A citizen named Christmas Carol) to Ebenezer provide a Dorset, “ (39). background and foreshadow the elements of his character. Geronimo Why do people say Geronimo as they jump out of planes? They are hoping they are invincible and impermeable to injuries – Why would Bill use this allusion? THINK! Geronimo was the leader of the last American Indian fighting force formally to capitulate to the United States. Because he fought against such daunting odds and held out the longest, he became the most famous Apache of all. To the pioneers and settlers of Arizona and New Mexico, he was a bloody-handed murderer and this image endured until the second half of this century. Some attributed his numerous raiding successes to powers conferred by supernatural beings, including a reputed invulnerability to bullets. Remember the dream of the pirate Sam has? Sam feels as if they have been “pirated” out of their ransom by Ebenezer and his young son. http://www.imagi-nation.com/moonstruck/albm66.html September 2nd, 2009.