The Scarlet Ibis

The Scarlet Ibis
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  • "The Scarlet Ibis"
  • Tone
  • Brother, don't leave me!
  • Word Choice 
  • Doodle! *sobs*
  • TWIST Project by Hebah Ahmad  Period 7
  • Imagery 
  • At the end of the story, when the narrator abandons Doodle in the storm, a very sorrowful tone is created. The reader feels anxious and fearful when Doodle is left behind, and a despairing tone is created when Doodle dies. These events paired with the storm help to create this sorrowful tone. 
  • Style 
  • I should accept you regardless of your disabilities. 
  • In this scene the author uses words such as: streak of cruelty, red nightshade, vermilion neck, bitter, shattered, stained a brilliant red, and fallen scarlet ibis. These descriptive words help to enhance the reader's understanding of this scene and highlight the theme trying to be conveyed. Also, these words evoke emotions of fear and death, further developing the tone. 
  • Theme
  • If I hadn't been so selfish and cruel Doodle would still be alive!
  • The author uses figurative language to clearly paint a picture of the scene in the reader's mind and to evoke fear and suspense. One example from this scene is, "The rain was coming, roaring through the pines, and then, like a bursting Roman candle, a gum tree ahead of us was shattered by a bolt of lightning." Another example is, "The sound of rain was everywhere, but the wind had died and it fell straight down in parallel paths like ropes hanging from the sky."
  • Lightning is striking those trees!
  • Ahhhh!
  • The author's style in this story is narrative, informative, and persuasive. "The Scarlet Ibis" is told as a story due to the author's use of first person, figurative language, and the use of tone. The author is also trying to inform readers about those with disabilites. He is trying to persuade the reader that you should accept the disabled instead of mistreating them. 
  • I would love that brother!
  • The theme conveyed in the ending scene of this story is that selfishness and refusing to accept others will lead to disaster and sorrow. The sorrowful tone and word choice in this scene display the theme.  Also, the author's use of persuasion shows that he wants the reader to recognize and learn from the narrator's mistakes. 
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