Scarlet Ibis

Scarlet Ibis

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  • "The Scarlet Ibis" by James Hurst
  • Tone
  • Word Choice
  • Nate Hipwell, Period 8
  • Imagery
  • The tone the author used is sad and sorrowful.  Doodle's father had a coffin built for him.  Also, the brother was sad and disappointed that he might have a brother that was not "all there".      
  • Style
  • Graveyard flowers, going to die, and the last paragraph using "I began to weep" and "tear-blurred" to demonstrate sorrow.
  • Theme
  • "It was in the clove of seasons, summer was dead ..." and "summer had long since fled..."
  • The author uses a descriptive style in describing the oriole nest as rocking like an empty cradle and describing the ibis as a broken vase of red flowers. 
  • The older brother tells the story in the past tense of the sadness of losing his little brother at a young age. He compares his little brother to the lost and dying scarlet ibis.
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