Where the red fern grows
By: Wilson Rawls
Point of View
"I don't want to catch Samie, but he sure is the craziest cat i'v ever seen." Billy replied
Simile: My Straw colored hair was brushed out like a corn tussle. It is important to the story because it builds characterization.
Metaphor: The land was rich, black, and fertile, and papa said "it would grow hair on a crosscut." This is important to the story because it gives a feel on what the setting looks like.
Personification: Deep in the heart of the Sparrow Hawk mountains, night overtook me. That is important to the story because it adds a different feel to the story.
"A long time, Grandpa," I said.
"How long?" he asked.
I told him, "Two years."
His mouth flew open and in a loud voice he said, "Two years!"I nodded my head.
That part of the story is when Billy asks his Grandfather to order the pups.
Here is another important dialogue part of the book: "Billy, I'm sorry about all this. Truly sorry. I can't help but feel that in a way it was my fault."
"No, Grandpa," I said, "it wasn't your fault. It wasn't anyone's fault. It just happened and no one could help it."
"I know," he said, "but if I hadn't called Rubin's bet, nothing would have happened. I guess when a man gets old he doesn't think straight. I shouldn't have let those boys get under my skin."