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Define: jimsonweed
A poisonous, sweet-smelling annual plant is a common weed in the South.
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Define: I just do declare
A Southern exclamatory phrase is used to proclaim truth in a previous or upcoming statement.
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Define: je t'aimerais toujours.
This French phrase is translated in English to mean I will always love you.
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Define: j'taime
This French phrase is translated in English to say I love you.
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Define: tante
To call an elderly or mature woman who is related or closely associated with a person a tante is a formal address.
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Define: antebellum
Henri's home is notable because it existed before a war, specifically the American Civil War.
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Define: separation
A legally married couple that no longer lives together is considered separated. Vivian is still married to her husband and must get divorced before she can marry Grant.
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Define: prosecutor
The lawyer who conducts the case against the accused. In the novel, this person must prove Jefferson is guilty.
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Define: public defender
A lawyer who argues for the accused who cannot afford to hire their own council.
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There are three main vocabulary themes in A Lesson Before Dying; legal vocabulary, regional vocabulary and _____ _____ vocabulary.
Educational variation illustrated a divide between classes in the novel, A Lesson Before Dying.
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The novel, A Lesson Before Dying is written by _____ _____.
Ernest J. Gaines wrote A Lesson Before Dying in 1993.
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Flashcard Content Overview

Have you ever chosen your words carefully to be able to communicate better with someone? Did you change the way you speak based on your education or theirs? How about your location? Ernest Gaines novel, A Lesson Before Dying, uses language in a way to illustrate some important themes from the 1940's. Use these flashcards to test your understanding of various words and phrases and the context in which they are used.

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The novel, A Lesson Before Dying is written by _____ _____.
Ernest J. Gaines wrote A Lesson Before Dying in 1993.
There are three main vocabulary themes in A Lesson Before Dying; legal vocabulary, regional vocabulary and _____ _____ vocabulary.
Educational variation illustrated a divide between classes in the novel, A Lesson Before Dying.
Define: public defender
A lawyer who argues for the accused who cannot afford to hire their own council.
Define: prosecutor
The lawyer who conducts the case against the accused. In the novel, this person must prove Jefferson is guilty.
Define: separation
A legally married couple that no longer lives together is considered separated. Vivian is still married to her husband and must get divorced before she can marry Grant.
Define: antebellum
Henri's home is notable because it existed before a war, specifically the American Civil War.
Define: tante
To call an elderly or mature woman who is related or closely associated with a person a tante is a formal address.
Define: j'taime
This French phrase is translated in English to say I love you.
Define: je t'aimerais toujours.
This French phrase is translated in English to mean I will always love you.
Define: I just do declare
A Southern exclamatory phrase is used to proclaim truth in a previous or upcoming statement.
Define: jimsonweed
A poisonous, sweet-smelling annual plant is a common weed in the South.
Define: crabgrass
This creeping grass weed is also called Saint Augustine grass in the South.
Define: corrugated roof
A roof made with this material is a steel roof with 'hills and valleys' impressed into it when it is made.
Define: chifforobe
In the South, many 'proper' homes had this piece of furniture that has a hanging section on one side and drawers on the other side.
Define: mosquito bar
This netting to keep out mosquitoes is a popular addition to homes in hot and wet areas, such as the Southern United States.
Define: bayou
In the South, at the outlet of a river or lake is a swampy area.
Define: segregation
The United States used to practice segregation or the act of separating races.
Define: congregation
This word was used by the educated characters in the novel and means people, animals or things have been collected or assembled together.
Define: ignorance
This term is used by the educated characters in the novel and means to not have the information or knowledge others possess.
Define: vexing
This term is used by the educated characters in the novel and means to make someone feel frustrated or annoyed.
Define: beseech
This word is used by the educated characters of the novel and means to ask someone urgently or to entreat them.
Define: precedent
This is a word used by the educated characters in the novel and means a model event or action.
Racial slurs are used throughout the novel to show racial _____ between the characters.
The time in which this novel was set had a racial divide. By using racial slurs or words that are offensive to a particular race, Gaines is able to illustrate the unrest between the races.

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