The Scarlet Ibis

The Scarlet Ibis

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  •  "The Scarlet Ibis" by: James Hurst
  • The Scarlet Ibis
  • Tone- Ominous 
  • Word Choice
  • "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.
  • Sarah Feick PD. 4
  • Imagery- Figurative Language 
  • "The flower garden is prim, the house a gleaming white, and the pale fence across the yard stands straight and spruce."
  • The author creates a tone that is ominous and serious. Throughout the story, events happen that cause changes in the mood to become more and more eerie.  
  • Style - Narrative
  • "Well, if you don't keep trying, you'll never learn." Then I'd paint for him a picture of us as old men, white-haired, him with a long white beard and me still pulling him around in the go-cart. This never failed to make him try again.
  • Hurst uses words such as "dead" , "softly", "graveyard" to set the mood as fearful and somber in the first paragraph. 
  • Theme- Pride
  • The author uses metaphors to set the scene and uses imagery to describe the setting.
  • The wording that the author uses presents the emotions and the concepts of the characters in a narrative way.
  • The major theme in the story is Pride. I believe this because the only reason that the narrator helped his brother was because he was embarrassed of him and was only doing a good thing for bad reasons. Pride is something that is harmful and that is why Doodle had to die at the end. If the speaker had not over exerted his brother, Doodle would have lived.  
  • Having a disabled brother is embarrassing, so i'm going to kill him with a pillow 
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