Send the link below via email or IMCopy
Present to your audienceStart remote presentation
- Invited audience members will follow you as you navigate and present
- People invited to a presentation do not need a Prezi account
- This link expires 10 minutes after you close the presentation
- A maximum of 30 users can follow your presentation
- Learn more about this feature in our knowledge base article
Literary Devices in The Secret Life of Bees
Transcript of Literary Devices in The Secret Life of Bees
South Carolina, 1964
Death leading to life
The Secret Life of Bees
"The world will not stop spinning but go right on its courses, like the river, like the bees, like everything" (Kidd 300).
A coming-of-age novel by Sue Monk Kidd
Civil Rights Act of 1964
Outlaws much discrimination in education, employment, and public services
Prohibits unequal voter registration requirements
"Eighth wonder of the world" (286).
"Humming that sounds like it comes from another planet" (286).
"I didn't think they were ever going to come up for air" (223).
Lily feels “sure the pope would [keel] over” if he could see the sisters' version of communion (226).
Picture these white boxes tucked under pine trees. The sun will slant through the branches, shining in the sprinkles of dew drying on the lids. There will be a few hundred bees doing laps around the hive boxes…From a distance it will look like a big painting [one] might see in a museum…Fifty feet away [one] will hear it, a humming that sounds like it comes from another planet. At thirty feet [one’s] skin will start to vibrate. The hair will lift on [one’s] neck. (286)
Mosquitos "[sing] in [Lily’s] ears” (194).
The river always “[goes] on about its business” (194).
Bees are “social insects and live in colonies,” just as human beings often prefer to live in family units, with the mother as “queen” of the household (67).
Bees flying around Lily's room
Lily shooting her mother
The pink house