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When the Legends Die

What is the significance this quote from When the Legends Die: "When the legends die, the dreams end. When the dreams...

The creation of legends are historically linked to dreams, fantasies, and illusions that men have had over the years. They are synergistic in that dreams help build legends, and legends encourage...

Latest answer posted November 10, 2010 12:47 am UTC

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When the Legends Die

What is the setting in the book When the Legends Die?

When the Legends Die is a novel written by Hal Borland that tells the story of Thomas Black Bull’s life. Thomas Black Bull is a Ute Native American from Southwest Colorado. He travels throughout...

Latest answer posted September 21, 2018 4:13 pm UTC

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How does Tom occupy his time?

You could be talking about when Tom lives in the wilderness with his parents, or after both of his parents die. I'll give you both as they are very similar in some ways. Tom's parents teach him...

Latest answer posted June 18, 2007 11:42 am UTC

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From the book When the Legends Die, what is the comparison of this quote: "first snow came, six inches of it in the...

I am not sure exactly what you are asking for, but I will try to help as best I can. In this quote, the author compares snow to cotton; more specifically, the first six inches of snow are compared...

Latest answer posted August 24, 2010 12:20 am UTC

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What is the exposition an denoument of "When the Legends Die"?

An exposition occurs at the beginning of a story. It sets the stage for the story and provides background. A denouement is an unfolding of an event or series of events. Another term for...

Latest answer posted July 21, 2008 11:22 am UTC

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In When the Legends Die, what are the figurative language and the comparison of this quote: "The star that was a...

I would say that the most obvious use of figurative language here is personification. The star, which is obviously not a real person, is spoken about as if it were a human, which is called...

Latest answer posted August 19, 2010 11:11 pm UTC

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In "When the Legends Die," who was telling the story?

There is no one person who is telling the story in When Legends Die. Instead, the story is told by an omniscient narrator, which allows the reader to see what is taking place from the viewpoint of...

Latest answer posted January 31, 2008 3:21 pm UTC

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What are some of the vocabulary words for When the Legends Die?

Advanced Placement Strategies, Inc., licensed by Laying the Foundation has made a PDF file written by Hal Borland, the author of the novel, available online that lists the following words, and many...

Latest answer posted January 13, 2010 8:15 am UTC

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Why does Thomas allow Red Dillion to control him?  

In Hal Borland's When Legends Die, Thomas needs Red Dillion in order to get started in the rodeo business. Red enlists Meo and together they teach Thomas how to ride horses in rodeo competitions....

Latest answer posted September 25, 2011 12:03 am UTC

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When Red was teaching Thomas to ride broncs, what trick did he play on Thomas?

Red's plans for Thomas include using Thomas to make money for Red. Red tells him when to win and when to lose in order for Red to increase the gambling odds in his favor. All Thomas represesents to...

Latest answer posted June 13, 2007 4:28 am UTC

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What literary or artistic theme is used to suggest the persistent ways Tom's past haunts him in When the Legends Die?

A very important theme in When the Legends Die is that of alienation. Related to this idea is the fact that Thomas is frequently reminded of his past and can’t shake it off: by being confronted...

Latest answer posted September 18, 2019 6:27 pm UTC

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Why does Tom have to wait in a hotel room at Socorro?

In When The Legends Die, Thomas Black Bull is the protagonist and a Native American Ute from Colorado. After the death of his parents, he eventually takes up with a man named Red Dillon. Red is...

Latest answer posted September 4, 2015 3:46 pm UTC

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What do Bessie's preparations for departure reveal about her character in "When the Legends Die"?

Bessie's preparations reveal a number of things about her character. For one thing, she is obedient. When her husband flees the law, instructing her to follow him to where he is hiding in the...

Latest answer posted March 27, 2008 8:12 am UTC

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