The scarlet ibis

The scarlet ibis

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  • "The Scarlet Ibis"
  • Tone- Serious
  • Word Choice
  • "He lay very awkwardly, with his head thrown far back, making his vermilion neck appear unusually long and slim. His little legs, bent sharply at the knees, had never before seemed so fragile, so thin."
  • By James Hurst Kayla Tozier Pd 4
  • Imagery
  • "The drops stung my face like nettles, and the wind flared the wet glistening leaves of the bordering trees."
  • The author creates a tone that is serious and depressing. Throughout the story, the author develops a tone that makes the tone seem depressing and eerie.
  • Style- Narrative
  • "I put the oars in place and made Doodle row back against the tide. Black clouds began to gather in the southwest, and he kept watching them, trying to pull the oars a little faster. When we reached Horsehead Landing, lightning was playing across half the sky and thunder roared out, hiding even the sound of the sea."
  • The author uses word choice to show the reader the events of the story instead of telling the reader. The word choice helps you visualize the events of the story.
  • Theme- Pride
  • The author used similes in The Scarlet Ibis to empathize and show you how the narrator is really feeling.
  • The author told the story in a narrative way by telling the information like a story.
  • The theme in this story is pride. The narrator takes great pride over the fact that he thinks that he is doing the right thing for his brother even though he is slowly killing him. He takes pride in the fact that he is helping his brother become more independent and self sufficient.
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