the tone at the beginning of the story is melancholy. it takes place at a graveyard which makes the reader think of death. it also foreshadows the ending of the story.
"Even death did not mar its grace, for it lay on the earth like a broken vase of red flowers, and we stood around it, awed by its exotic beauty." This quote is very poetic and gives off a feeling. It gives to imargery of something beautiful's death.
The dead Scarlet Ibis is powerful imagery that represents Doodle. Doodle is weak and alone, far away from home and weak. It died alone and away from home.
The style is narrative. the story has a narrator. The reader gets to know what he was thinking. The story was in past tense.
The theme of the story is that death is enviable. No matter how hard you try to avoid it or prolong it, it will come.