The Scarlet Ibis- Alex Finley

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  • “The Scarlet Ibis” 
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  • by James Hurst
  • Imagery and Detail
  • "Its long, graceful neck jerked twice into an S, then straightened out, and the bird was still. A white veil came over the eyes and the long white beak unhinged. Its legs were crossed and its claw like feet were delicately curved at rest. Even death did not mar its grace, for it lay on the earth like a broken vase of red flowers, and we stood around it, awed by its exotic beauty."
  • Style
  • The attitude of the story is sad and sorrowful because the brother of Doodle is very selfish and wants to make his brother not a burden on him.He does this by trying to teach him to walk.
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  • The "Old Woman Swamp" is a place that the writer shows lots of detail and imagery.
  • "It's so beautiful!"
  • The style and sentence structure of the story is normal and calm as it describes a family trying to work through its difficulties and help out Doodle accomplish goals like go to school.
  • The theme of the story is to not put yourself in front of others. In "The Scarlet Ibis" the narrator tries to teach his brother Doodle how to walk and be a normal person because he does not want him to be a burden. This leads to Doodle to die in the end because he pushes him too far.
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