The Scarlet Ibis

By: Courtney and Kate

Literary Devices

Direct Characterization- Doodle: "He seemed all head, with a tiny body which was red and shriveled like and old man's."

Indirect Characterization: "If I so much as picked up my cap, he'd start crying to go with me..."

Direct Characterization- Brother: " And I wanted more than anything else someone to race to Horsehead Landing with, someone to box with..."

Indirect Characterization: " I ran as fast as I could, leaving him far behind with a wall of rain dividing us."

Literary Devices Defined

Metaphor: Comparison of two things not using the words like or as.

Theme: The lesson the author is trying to teach through the story.

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Do we like Smore? It was ok, but confusing at first about where everything could go.

Two Questions

Text Evidence: " I began to weep, and the tear-blurred vision in red before me looked very familiar. Doodle! I screamed above the pounding storm, and threw my body to the earth above his."

Explanation: Brother was regretting how he pushed Doodle past the limit which he knew he could go. Doodle had limitations and Brother tried to push them as far back as he could, but this time he had pushed Doodle to far which resulted in the death of Doodle.