"The Scarlet Ibis"

By: James Hurst


"The flower garden was strained with rotting brown magnolia petals and iron weeds grew rank amid the purple phylox."


"The last of the graveyard flowers were blooming and their smell drifted across the cotton field and through every room in the house, speaking softly the names of our dead."

the tone the author creates is very morbid and sad.


"That moment the bird began to flutter, but the wings were uncoordinated and amid much flapping and a spray of flying feathers, it tumbled down, bumping through the limbs of the bleeding tree and landing at our feet with a thud."

"I lay there crying, sheltering my fallen scarlet ibis in the heresy of the rain."

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Anything that stands or represents something else


A word or phrase that appeals to one or more of the five senses

How did Doodle die?

Doodle and the narrator were running from the storm in the pouring rain and Doodle was left behind. The narrator kept walking and running faster and faster so Doodle couldn't keep up.

Why did Doodle die?

Doodle died because he was over exhausted and had been worked to hard. He was given too much of a heavy work load too soon.