"Time was short, and Doodle still had a long way to go if he was going to keep up with the other boys when he started school." This is towards the end of the story. Doodle is getting weaker and weaker, and the narrator is getting angrier and angrier. After they are doing rowing, they run away from the storm that is forming. The narrator left Doodle behind, and then Doodle dies. In the beginning of the story, the tone seems to be anger and disbelfier in Doodle, and at the very end it is sadness with Doodle.
"On the topmost branch a bird the size of a chicken, with scarlet feathers and long legs, was perched precariously." The Narrator explains the bird in detail, just like he did with Doodle. Both of them (the Scarlet Ibis and Doodle) were different from everything around them
"him. When he crawled, he crawled backwards, as if he were in reverse and couldn't change gears" This shows how Doolde got his name, and later in the paragraph shows some traits of the narrator.
I will call you... Doodle! After a doodle bug!
"It's strange that all this is still so clear to me, now that summer has long since fled and time has had its way." The style of the story is a narrative. The narrator is telling memories of him and his brother Doodle. The narrator is descriptive of the important events througout the story.
"He seemed all head, with a tiny body which was red and shriveled like an old man's. Everybody thought he was going to die-everybody except Aunt Nicey, who had delivered him. She said he would live because he was born in a caul, and cauls were made from Jesus' nightgown." -You should treat people with respect, and teach them to do activities for their joy, not your self-pride. If you teach something or help someone out just for your self-pride it can end up causing something unfortunate to happen.