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concentrated: the center of town.
• 2) festoon: decorate; a festoon is a string of
flowers, leaves, ribbons, etc. suspended in a
curve between two points
• 3) festooned with banners: decorated with
banners probably strung between the lampposts • The streets… and water-melons:
• 1) sprout: grow or develop quickly
• 2) rickety: liable to fall or break down because
• 3) stand: a small often outdoor shop or place for
• 4) sprouted with rickety stands: shaky (poorly
made) stalls or booths suddenly appeared • These rickety stands, which appeared
suddenly everywhere, sold hot dogs,
religious books, watermelons, etc…This
adds to the town’s circus atmosphere.
Religious books were sold because many
religious people attended this trial in which
religion played a key role. • Evangelists set up tents to exhort the
• 1) evangelist: any one who preaches the
Christian gospel, esp. a traveling preacher
• 2) exhort: urge earnestly
• 3) The traveling preachers erected tents to
urge to urge people passing by to believe
in God. • to cheer Bryan: to support Bryan
• infidel: unbelievers in religious sense, meaning
godless and implying being in the hands of the
• 4) outsiders: referring to the northern, big city
lawyers, professors and scientists who would be
held in suspicion as trouble-makers by narrowminded, small town southerners.
• It’ s in quotes to signify that this is a false view
held by such people. Butler was a 49-year-old farmer…his native
• 1) before his election: before he was
elected to the Tennessee legislature
• 2) had never been out of his native county:
• What does this suggest?
• This suggests that his experience and
vision were limited, that he was narrowminded, not worldly. Para. 11
• “I” mjust a reg’ler mountaineer jedge.” :
1)Put it in standard English.
I’ m just an ordinary judge from the mountains.
2) What does the author imply by using direct...
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This note was uploaded on 12/28/2012 for the course ENGLISH 201 taught by Professor Long during the Spring '12 term at Shanghai University.
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