Antarctic Journal Review Slide 2 What genre is Antarctic Journal? Antarctic Journal is narrative nonfiction. Journals are examples of narrative nonfiction because they tell about peoples real experiences. Slide 3 How are events in a journal arranged? Events in a journal are arranged in the order in which they happen. This is also known as chronological order. Slide 4 Why does the author need to be shown how to walk on open ground? The author needed to be shown how to step carefully to avoid damaging the environment. Slide 5 What is a rookery? A rookery is a nesting area for penguins. Slide 6 Why do you think the author gives such a detailed description of the penguins building their nests? The author describes the nest building in great detail because she wants to show how hard working the penguins are. Slide 7 What are krill? What eats krill, and what do krill eat? Krill are tiny shrimp-like creatures. Krill are eaten by penguins, seals, and whales. Krill eat phytoplankton, which are one celled plants that bloom in the sea. Slide 8 What is a crevasse? A crevasse is a deep, narrow crack. Slide 9 Why was the author concerned about losing the penguin egg? The penguin egg symbolized the authors journey. She did not want to lose it because it reminded her of her Antarctic adventure. Slide 10 What type of figurative language is the following phrase: Frustrated birds shriek like squabbling children This phrase is a simile because it compares two unlike things using the words like or as. Slide 11 What type of figurative language is the following phrase: I heard a cracking sound, a slap magnified a million times This phrase is a metaphor because it compares two unlike things without using the words like or as.