The Glass Castle
Updated: 3/22/2020
The Glass Castle

Storyboard Text

  • Memoir: In poverty. Unreal parents. Not happy.Imagery
  • Analogy/ Simile
  • Analogy/ Allusion
  • "There was hardly anything in Billy’s house. No furniture. Not even wooden spool tables. It had only one room with two mattresses on the floor next to a TV. There was nothing on the walls, not a single painting or drawing. A naked lightbulb hung from the ceiling, right next to three or four dangling spiral strips of flypaper so thick with flies that you couldn’t see the sticky yellow surface underneath. "(Describes the room, creating imagery.)
  • "Some of the grown-ups called out, worried that Mom might fall, but one group of kids thought Mom looked like a chimpanzee swinging from a tree, and they began making monkey noises and scratching their armpits and laughing."(Simile: A simile is a figure of speech that directly compares two things. Similes differ from metaphors by highlighting the similarities between two things that must use "like" and "as", while metaphors create an implicit comparison}
  • Dad said that if Mom wanted someone in the family to be punching a . "She had a teaching degree, he pointed out. She could work instead of sitting around on her butt all day painting pictures no one ever wanted to buy. “Van Gogh didn’t sell any paintings, either,” Mom said. “I’m an artist!"(She refers to an old artist.)