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• Bryan was encouraged by the audience’s
appreciation of his sarcasm and became
more enthusiastic. • In one hand ... for the defence:
• brandish: wave menacingly, as a weapon;
• the use of the word brings to mind the
waving of swords by inspired soldiers in
• denounce: condemn as evil denounce:
• He was denounced as a rascal.
• The minister’s action was denounced
in the newspaper. Para. 21
• the loud explosive noise that follows a flash of
lightning, any noise like this. Here means to
shout loudly, to attack violently with words.
• The gun thundered in the distance.
• The sea thunders against the rocks.
• She was thundering at the door. •
• thunder: shout loudly
sonorous: having a pleasantly full loud sound
organ: a large musical, wind instrument
Expert—Did Darrow mean what he said?
No. He meant the opposite. (used sarcastically
who come hundreds of miles:
What does this imply?
--They are too far away from Dayton to have
anything to do with it.
---subtle implication of them as outside troublemakers • • reconcile: find agreement between; make
(arguments, ideas etc. ) consistent,
They can prove that the theory of man
descending from monkey is compatible
with the theory of man created by God. • The whole sentence is full of trickery as
Bryan uses sarcasm and degradation and
plays on the jury’s religious emotions to
undermine the defense. Para. 22
• As he finished… shouts of “Amen”:
• out-thrust: pushed out
• flash: (of eyes) shine (with excitement or
feeling); express in an excited way;
sparkle or gleam
• burst: start suddenly and with force • His impressive voice and dramatic words
and gestures had the desired effect.
People were carried away, greatly moved
emotionally, to the point of completely
inappropriate behavior in court. They
applauded his speech with “Amen” (word
uttered at the end of a prayer). •
• Gone was the fierce fervor… a prairie fi...
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