wailed: to give a cry of pain, grief, or anger S: moan A:cheer
He wailed when he lost because he was so competitive
The sun came out
Margot was different than the other children, but they learned that the sun really did come out, and that even though Margot was different, she didn't lie
One external conflict in the story Margot constantly being bullied by the other school kids
A thousand forests have been crushed under the rain, and grown up a thousand times to be crushed again
The author used this figurative language to show how heavy the rain was and how strong it was and how long it's been going.
The resolution is supposed to show that the kids realize the error of their ways and went to correct them. It could be interpreted as a symbolic message that the old Margot, who was being bullied and left out, is going into the closet, and then the new Margot, who I assume is now not being bullied, and resected coming out symbolizing the change