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  • "The Scarlet Ibis"
  • Tone
  • Stand up Doodle!
  • Word Choice
  • TWIST Project by Peter Vardzel
  • Imagery
  • In the story Scarlet Ibis, the tone is remorseful because the narrator is only helping out his brother so that he is not embarrassed in front of his friends. The narrator feels guilty that he is only helping his brother so that he can bring him out into the public with him.
  • Style
  • You can do it Doodle!
  • The author used many descriptive words to illustrate the dreary style of the story. For example, when the author was describing the tree that gives off sap he called it a bleeding tree. The author puts a depressing connotation on the word he uses.
  • Theme
  • An example of Imagery in Scarlet Ibis is the description of Doodle. When he is born he is described as having a "red" and "shriveled" body, just like an old man. By using this image, the narrator reinforces the idea that Doodle was a "disappointment" from the moment of his birth because he was sick and not like the other boys in the family.
  • The narrator wrote a narrative story because he informing us of his idea through his writing. The author also uses foreshadowing throughout the story such as, " summer was dead, but autumn was not yet born"; and "...last graveyard flowers were blooming." 
  • A major theme in the story, "The Scarlet Ibis", is the sense of pride.  The brother had too much pride in teaching Doodle to walk and run that he could not just accept the fact that Doodle was not mentally or physically strong enough to do all that. 
  • I'm trying.
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