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Copy of All Summer in a Day

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Cathy Williams

on 5 September 2014

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Transcript of Copy of All Summer in a Day

One of the types of figurative language the author, Ray Bradbury uses is
. Similes show a comparison using

. Authors use similes to create certain comparisons in their readers' minds.
Science Fiction Short Story
Figurative Language
The Main Conflict
Explanation of the Theme
Characters are developed through their own actions, thoughts, and interactions with other characters.
The Main Setting
The setting in, "All Summer in a Day," takes place on the planet, Venus. On Venus it rains for seven years straight and stops for one hour after the seven year period.
The author uses several different types of figurative language in the selection, "All Summer in a Day." We will concentrate on similes, metaphors, and personification.

These texts show examples of Margot's actions and interactions with her classmates.
By: Ray Bradbury
man vs. society
It has been raining for 7 years straight on planet Venus
Margot gets made fun of by the other children because she is different and they don't accept her differences.
Another type of figurative language the author uses is metaphors. Metaphors also make comparisons, WITHOUT using

The children lock her in a closet and the sun comes out for once. After one hour it started to rain again and Margot never got to see the sun.
Example of Foil
Time Period
An example of foil from All Summer in a Day is "They edged away from Margot; they would not look at her. She felt them go away. And this was because she played no games with them in the echoing tunnels of the underground city. If they tagged her and ran, she stood blinking after them and didn't follow. When the class sang about happiness and life and games, her lips barely moved. Only when they sang about the sun and the summer did her lips move, as she watched the drenched windows."
"All Summer in a Day" takes place in the future. The text supports this because people are living on Venus.
Example of Foreshadowing
An example of foreshadowing in Summer in a Day is, "It had been for seven years; thousands upon thousands of days compounded and filled from one end to the other with rain, with the drum and gush of water, with the sweet crystal fall of showers and the concussion of storms so heavy they were tidal waves come over the islands. A thousands forests had been crushed under the rain and grown up a thousand times to be crushed again. And this was the way life was forever on the planet of Venus, and this was the school room of the children of the rocket men and women who had come to a raining world to set up civilization and live out their lives."
They edged away from her; they would not look at her. She felt them go away. And this was because she would play no games with them.
The author provides a vivid description of the conflicts between Margot and her classmates.
They surged about her, caught her up, and bore her, protesting and then pleading and then crying, back into a tunnel, a room, a closet, where they slammed and locked the door.

Background information is provided about characters

Rising action
The rising action is when your shown that the main character remebers the sun
The climax is when
the main charachter
is locked in the closet,
and the kids go and play.
Falling action
The falling action
is when it starts
to rain again.
the resulution is when you find out she is still in the closet
Examples of the Main Conflict
"Hey, everyone, let's put her in a closet before teacher comes!"
"No," said Margot, falling back.

They surged about her, caught her up and bore her, protesting, and then pleading, and then crying, back into a tunnel, a room, a closet, where they slammed and locked the door. They stood looking at the door and saw it tremble from her beating and throwing herself against it. They heard her muffled cries. Then, smiling, they turned and went out and back down the tunnel, just as the teacher arrived.
This excerpt showed that the children were being mean to her and that they locked her in a closet. It also told us that the children didn't care about her.
"All Summer in a Day"
They had long since forgotten the color and heat of it and the way that it really was, but Margot remembered.
"It's like a penny," she said once, eyes closed.
"No, it's not!" the children cried.
Figurative Language
Comparison of two things that have some quality in common. Similes use
Figurative language is used to convey vivid images to the reader.
My dog is a bear
“The Sun is a flower that blooms for just one hour.” – “All summer in a day” – Ray Bradbury

An imaginative comparison between two unlike things in which one thing is said to be another thing.


An imaginative comparison between two unlike things in which one thing is said to be another thing.

My dog is a bear.

"The sun in a flower that blooms for just one hour."


Giving human qualities to nonhuman or nonliving objects
An extreme exaggeration
These books weigh a ton!
The sunlight danced through the treetops.
Introduction of setting and characters
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