The Scarlet Ibis (Characterization)

By: Cody, Nick D, and Chandler

Define two literary terms

Imagery: A word or phrase that appeals to one or more of the 5 senses sight, smell, sound, taste, touch.


-Situational: An event that appeals to one or more of the 5 senses

-Verbal: Words are used to suggest the opposite of what is meant

-Dramatic: Contradiction between what a character thinks and what the reader or audience knows to be true.

Direct Characterization-

Doodle: Nice, crazy, all head tiny body, born in a caul, disabled and ill, good at lying.


Indirect Characterization-

Doodle: He loves his brother


Brothers Regret

" I skipped through the rooms, down the echoing halls, shouting, "Mama, he smiled. He's all there! He's all there!" "and he was." - Imagery

Doodles brother was embarrassed of having a crippled brother and wanted to kill him at first, but they went the swamp more and more and started liking each other and talking about there future . When doodle died his brother regretted what he did to doodle all of the years they were together because he wasn't there for doodle.

Literary Device Exsample

Irony (Verbal)- "They named him William Armstrong, which is like trying to put a big tail on a small kite."

Brother direct and indirect characterization:

Direct- Smart, Athletic

Indirect- Loving towards Doodle, Caring, and Soft

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