The Scarlet Ibis

The Scarlet Ibis

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  • Scarlet Ibis by James Hurst
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  • Jake Lubic pd 4
  • Imagery
  • Its a negative theme throughout the story. For example, the older brother finds Doodle dead next to a tree in the rain.
  • Style
  • The first time that the older brother takes Doodle to old women swamp, he cries because of how beautiful it is, and says its beautiful over and over.
  • Theme
  • When the narrator says "He seemed all head, with a tiny body which was red and shriveled like an old man's.", he conveys the sense of death that is common throughout the story.
  • The style is descriptive throughout the story.  There are a lot of very descriptive similes throughout the story like "Crawling backward made him look like a doodlebug, so I began to call him Doodle"
  • I think the theme of the story is that all beauty must die at some point. I think this because the Scarlet Ibis dies and it is beautiful, and the Old Man Swamp is where Doodle dies.
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