The Scarlet Ibis

By- James Hurst


Definition of Symbolism: the use of symbols to represent ideas or qualities.

"How many miles it had traveled to die like this, in our yard, beneath the bleeding tree." When the Scarlett Ibis dies it symbolizes Doodle's death at the end of the short story. Both the Scarlett Ibis and Doodle came so far in their lifetime only to fail, (die.) The bleeding tree represents the Doodle's blood when he dies.


Definition: The writer's attitude towards the audience or character.

Explanation: Brother is angry at Doodle because he is slower to develop the ability to walk than the other kids

Example: Brother has an angry tone at the beginning of the play.

Some of the Characters


Example- "The flower garden was stained with rotting brown magnolia petals"

Definition- Imagery is a word or phrase that applies to one or more of our five senses

Explanation- This is an example of imagery because he is describing the flower that was once alive to be dead and rotting.

How and Why Doodle Died

Doodle dies because his heart gives out on him. Brother made Doodle chase after him in the storm and Doodle was already tired therefore Doodle collapsed on the ground and died from pure exhaustion.


We used SMORE

Pros- Cool, very easy to use

Cons- Not for school work

Did we like it- No, it was for advertising/ Flyer and it was like a powerpoint