Scarlet Ibis

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  • "Scarlet Ibis"
  • (T) Tone
  • (W) Word Choice
  • "Doodle!"
  • by James Hurst Chloe Winkworth/Period 2
  • (I) Imagery and Detail
  • "Doodle!" I screamed above the pounding storm and threw my body to the earth above his. For a long time, it seemed forever, I lay there crying..." Through this situation, there is a tone of depression, and gloom shown.  By the narrarator using expressions such as saying that he is screaming, and throwing his body to the earth, it displays the true message that the tone is showing of the narrarator truly loving his brother, even though in life he may have had selfish intentions.
  • (S) Style
  • "Doodle!" I screamed above the pounding storm and threw my body to the earth above his. For a long time, it seemed forever, I lay there crying..." In this quote stated by the narrarator, it can clearly be seen that he is feeling grief over the loss of his brother.  By saying that he was screaming, describing the intensity of his crying, and the length of him laying over his brother, these words and phrases truly shape emotional attachment and display a true purpose.
  • (T) Theme
  • I began to weep, and the tear-blurred vision in red before me looked very familiar. "Doodle!" I screamed above the pounding storm and threw my body to the earth above his. The description that the author uses here in depicting every detail of the way the narrator cried, by telling the reader about his tear-blurred vision, is giving the reader such a clear image of the upseting and disappointment that has come with the current situation.  When the author states that he was throwing his body, we understnad the intensity and seriousness behind his actions.  Thereferencing of the "pounding storm", shows how massive and dangerous this storm really is.
  • I began to weep, and the tear-blurred vision in red before me looked very familiar. "Doodle!" I screamed above the pounding storm and threw my body to the earth above his. The style in this excerpt is constructed to be very descriptive.  The countless details really portray emotion, and paint a vivid image of the terrible event that had just occurred.  The details of the condition of his vision, the sense of intensity coming from the storm, and the throwing of his body, are just few of many details that convey the style of description.
  •  For a long time, it seemed forever, I lay there crying, sheltering my fallen scarlet ibis from the heresy of rain. Through this excerpt, the true theme is seen in this story.  Someone should be loved for who they are, and not changed into what others may what them to be.  In this scene, the narrator is finally realizing this, and knowing that him trying so badly to shape his brother into someone else was very wrong.
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