Akela never raised his head from his paws, but went on with the monotonous cry, "Look well!" A muffled roar came up from behind the rocks – the voice of Shere Khan crying, "The cub is mine. Give him to me. What have the Free People to do with a man's cub?" Akela never even twitched his ears: all he said was, "Look well, O Wolves! What have the Free People to do with the orders of any save the Free People? Look well!"
Based on the imagery in this excerpt, which conclusion can be made about Akela?
"Keep him!" she gasped. "He came naked, by night, alone and very hungry; yet he was not afraid! Look, he has pushed one of my babes to one side already. And that lame butcher would have killed him, and would have run off to the Waingunga while the villagers here hunted through all our lairs in revenge! Keep him? Assuredly I will keep him. Lie still, little frog. O thou Mowgli – for Mowgli the Frog I will call thee – the time will come when thou wilt hunt Shere Khan as he has hunted thee."
Which of these details from the excerpt is an example of sensory language?
Read this paragraph.
The water felt cool against Marcus’s skin. He shivered slightly but then began to move his arms and legs, first slowly, then faster and faster. The more he moved, the warmer and more comfortable the water surrounding him became. From the corners of his eyes, Marcus could see the other five swimmers warming up. He was excited, but he knew it would be a tough race.
How does visualizing the text help the reader connect with the narrator of the scene?
A black shadow dropped down into the circle. It was Bagheera, the Black Panther, inky black all over, but with the panther markings showing up in certain lights like the pattern of watered silk. Everybody knew Bagheera, and nobody cared to cross his path; for he was as cunning as Tabaqui, as bold as the wild buffalo, and as reckless as the wounded elephant. But he had a voice as soft as wild honey dripping from a tree, and a skin softer than down.
What does the sensory language in the line, "But he had a voice as soft as wild honey dripping from a tree” show the readers about Bagheera?
At last – and Mother Wolf's neck-bristles lifted as the time came – Father Wolf pushed "Mowgli the Frog," as they called him, into the centre, where he sat laughing and playing with some pebbles that glistened in the moonlight.
Which image from the passage helps readers understand how Mowgli feels?