Dead words are those words that lack personality, character, weight. They are words that are used too much and say too little. These words are dead to us in English class. We thank these words for their service and mourn their loss. Use this tombstone to bury words in our cemetery.
Because these words are dead to us, we do not use them in our writing. Using a dead word in your writing will result in your grade suffering a long, painful death as well. You have been warned.
1 Animism: a belief of every objects in this world are alive.
Animism is a important belief for native American.
2 Archetype: the original source where an idea of a character or the idea itself come from.
The archetype of this character is from a really old story.
3 Creation myth: a fake story which uses to explain the starting point of this world.
We also have a creation myth in China.
4 Culture group: a group of people who shares same traditions with each other.
We are in the same culture group, that means we share the same culture.
5 Fetish: in love with an object.
His fetish to her as huge as the whole world.
6 Folktale: a story pass through time among people.
Little start is a Chinese folktale.
7 Hero/Heroine: these characters who has a strong inside or power, and works for justice.
He was one of the most famous super hero in the world before he uses drag.
8 Legend: famous story. Sometimes is not 100% true.
The legend of Jeff is the most popular book right now.
9 Memorate: To remember something.
This story is use to memorate our hero Frank.
10 Myth：fake story mostly about things which are not even exist in real world.
“Nv Wa made human” is the most famous myth in China.
11 Narrative: the way you tell your story.
Narrative is not a easy thing to do, and you need to know several skills in order to learn it.
12 Oral tradition: a type of tradition which survives based on speaking.
Native American has diverse oral traditions in their culture.
13 Oratory: powerful&strong words which make people believe in you.
Coyote conquered the heart of mole by his great oratory.
14 Prayer: one way of people try to connect with God by telling their wishes.
Prayer was a glorious job only for shaman in some African tribe.
15 Ritual: a religious process.
The Spring Festival was a ritual-like thing in China, but now it is more like a holiday.
16 Shaman: a religious person who can deal with spiritual stuff.
I learned the word “shaman” from a video game.
17 Song: a few words go out with a rhythm.
This song represents his love to her.
18 Story teller: the guy who tells story.
Oliver is a dramatic story teller, and he has a attractive voice.
19 Trickster: a bad character who likes to play trick.
Coyote is a really common trickster character in native American culture.
20 Vision quest: the illusion which creates by drag.(in order to see their god )
vision quest will happen after you use drag.
Animism: a theory that people think there’s spirit inside everything.
Animism was popular in Native American population.
Archetype: a thing that can most likely represent other similar things.
Joker is an archetype for lots of evil and scary things.
Creation myth: means myth that talks about how world was made or created.
Creation myth was very popular in Native American culture.
Culture group: group formed by people share the same culture.
There is a huge culture group in china.
Fetish: something that was treated same as god.
There are always a fetish in some religious place for people to admire.
Folk tale: a kind of story from people’s telling
My grandma told me lots of folktale when I was young.
Hero: people that do heroic things.
Children’s first hero are always their dads.
Legend: a thing or people that do tremendous thing and be remembered by human.
Chamberlin was a legend of basketball.
Memorate: means remember something and celebrate for it.
Chinese people always memorate Nian in spring festival.
Myth: a kind of story that talks about unreal thing.
Chinese traditional myth was told by old people.
Narrative: means tells a story.
Old people can always narratives stories vividly.
Oral tradition: story that was told to people. Couldn’t be written down.
Native American culture were all oral tradition.
Oratory: means speak or give a speech in public.
Sometimes people with confidence can do oratory really good.
Prayer: means people who pray to god or pray for something.
There are lots of prayers in church.
Ritual: like something do in usual
Christian people go to church on every Friday is like a ritual thing.
Shaman: people that can communicate with god and devil, and can heal other people.
Shaman has really high position in ritual countryside.
Song: a piece of music that was singing by people
People with good singing skill can sing good song.
Story teller: means people who tells story.
You need to speak loud and be confident to be a story teller.
Trickster: somebody who always lie
That boy is a famous trickster in his school.
Vision quest: means has an incredibly sight.
Long time ago there is a great female leader who is called the Malaplus, she is known for her brave and smart, but even the great woman like her still fall in love with a man. But the love is forbidden, since they were come from two different tribes.They had a children named Sadrow. When he was 2 years old, their relationship is discovered by the chief in another chief, the pair of lovers is killed, but their child is forgiving by the chief, he thinks the child is innocent, so he let the child keep alive, but he is afraid the people in his tribe to kill the child, he decide to put the child between a bunch of the buffalo. The children became a miracle, since he has survived. And he is raised up by the buffalo, and when he was 6 years old, a gold horn buffalo found him and told him that: “My dear child, your parents shouldn’t die since they are not wrong, they are just fall in love with each other, I can now get your parents back, but I am afraid they are greedy, I am afraid of that they will kill me, and take my golden horn.” “They won’t take off your golden horn! Please, my best buffalo, please take my parents back, I missed them so much!” “Fine, but if they are greedy, they will take a very serious punishment.” “ I believe in them, they won’t!”
The Buffalo did bring his parents back, they are so excited that give huge embrace, but they have see the golden horn, they have a long time without seeing this big gold, so they killed the buffalo.
At this time the god appeared and told them that I am just testing are u honest or not, but you let me disappointed so much, I gonna take you to the prison in the heaven, but your son will leave alone in the earth! So the little boy is so sad that, everyday he is crying, he became the sorrow.