David poem setting vocabulary

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An examination of the vocabulary connected with setting in the poem "David."

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  • Clockwise from top left; Pine, spruce, heather, larch, juniper, saxifrage, gentian, gentian
  • Clockwise, top left: Martin, big horn sheep, pika, mountain goat, grizzly, mule deer
  • House-sized blocks of snow than can tumble – caused by shearing forces of the glacier. Named after a type of Swiss cheese.
  • A crack in the glacier caused by shearing forces.
  • Big snow
  • Limestone is a sedimentary rockusually made of the tiny calcite skeletons of microscopic organisms that once lived in shallow seas.Under pressure will metamorphosize into marble.
  • David poem setting vocabulary

    1. 1. Glacial Imagery:“David”by Earle Birney<br />J. Marshall 2010<br />
    2. 2. Flora<br />Heather<br />Spruce<br />Larch<br />Pine<br />Saxifrage<br />Gentian<br />Juniper<br />Gentian<br />
    3. 3. Fauna<br />Marten<br />Pika<br />Big Horn Sheep<br />Mule Deer<br />Grizzly<br />Mountain Goat<br />
    4. 4. Arete: Section 3<br />A knife-edged ridge <br />
    5. 5. Col (saddle): Section 5<br />A saddle-shaped depression between two peaks<br />
    6. 6. Moraine: Section 7<br />The geological debris dragged by a glacier<br />
    7. 7. Lateral Moraine<br />
    8. 8. Sèrac: Section 7<br />House-sized blocks caused by shearing forces of the glacier. Named after a type of Swiss cheese. They are dangerous for climbers.<br />
    9. 9. Assiniboine River: Section 7<br />A major river of the Prairie region.<br />
    10. 10. Cirque: Section 8<br />A scooped-shaped valley end formed by glaciers.<br />
    11. 11. Bergschrund: Section 9<br />A crack in the glacier caused by shearing forces.<br />
    12. 12. Bergschrund<br />
    13. 13. Nêvé: Section 9<br />Snow characterized by very large crystals/flakes.<br />
    14. 14. Crevasse: Section 9<br />A deep fissure in ice or snow.<br />
    15. 15. Strata<br />Strata means “layers” – in the Rockies these are easily visible in the young fold mountains.<br />
    16. 16. Skree<br />A layer of loose rock <br />
    17. 17. Trilobite: Section 4<br />A common pre-Cambrian fossil found in Rocky Mountains limestone.<br />
    18. 18. Limestone The Burgess Shale<br />
    19. 19. Cairn<br />
    20. 20. end<br />

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