"The last graveyard flowers were blooming, and their smell drifted across the cotton field and through every room of our house, speaking softy the names of our dead."
Twist Project by: Ashley Weidinger
Please don't leave me!!!
The story starts off with a descriptive paragraph that sets the tone of the story. The author uses very dark and scary words to set a fearful and gloomy scene. Hurst uses words like dead, bleeding tree, rotting brown magnolia petals, epmty cradle, and speaking softly the names of our dead.
It was in the clove of the seasons, summer was dead but autumn had not yet been born
The word choice was very dark and rude. They used a lot of negatives words in general and towards Doodle and his issues from birth. The words were selected carefully though, to make the story more deep in meaning and understanding. I think that the author did a great job selecting the words considering the story, theme, and mood.
Throughout the story the imagery was very intense. The author told with great detail about the story and what was going on.
The style of the story is a Narrative because the person telling the story is Doodle's older brother. When he is telling the story he is telling as a flashback not as it is happening.
The theme for the story was very scary and dark. The author did a great job telling the story and the details for the scenes.