Oyster Boy Vocab

You have just read Tim Burton's poem "The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy" which was published with other poems by his hand. The intention of this quiz is to see if you can guess word meanings.

In the quiz there are 10 words or expressions with possible English explanations. Only one answer per question is correct. Let's see if you can find them all!

Created by: Miss van Gijsel of Miss van Gijsel's Digital Classroom
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  1. What does "to savor the broth" mean?
  2. the little is described to have "plumbing" what does Tim Burton refer to in this context?
  3. What is intended with "their plight"?
  4. "She railed at the doctor." What does to rail mean?
  5. What does the expression "to come out of your shell" mean?
  6. What is meant with the breakdown lane?
  7. What does the expression "something smells fishy" mean?
  8. What does "to pry" mean?
  9. Do you know what "driftwood" is?
  10. Now that you've read the poem, can you quess the meaning of the word "Melancholy"

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