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Figurative Language

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Essence Briggs

on 15 February 2013

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Simile Emma Clemmons Essence Briggs Figurative Language Project Simile "The five o'clocks by the chimney still marked time, but the oriole nest in the elm was untenanted and rocked back and forth like an empty cradle," gives a description of one of the key places in the setting of the story. Metaphor "I did not know then that pride is a wonderful, terrible thing, a seed that bears two vines, life and death," explains how Brother saw pride. "He seemed all head, with a tiny body which was red and shriveled like an old man's," gives a description of how Doodle looks. Mirrors 109, paragraph 3 right column Group Members Sierra Cannon The Scarlet Ibis Reonnicka Kilgore Personification "They did not know that I did it for myself; that pride, whose slave I was, spoke to me louder than all their voices, and that Doodle walked only because I was ashamed of having a crippled brother," explains that Brother has no control because pride controls him. Personification Symbolism "They named him William Armstrong, which was like tying a big tail on a small kite. Such a name sounds good only on a tombstone," explains that Brother doesn't think that Doodle's name fits him. Symbolism Imagery "The flower garden is prim, the house a gleaming white, and the pale fence across the yard stands straight and spruce," gives the reader and idea of what the setting looks like. Imagery "At the 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," gives you a sense of what is happening. Foreshadowing Foreshadowing Mirrors 109, Paragraph 1, Left column Mirrors 112, Paragraph 5, Right column Metaphors Mirrors 113, paragraph 2, right column Mirrors 110, Paragraph 1, Left column "The Scarlet Ibis" tells what the story will be about and it lets you know that Doodle will die. Mirrors 109, The title, Top of the page Mirrors 109, Paragraph 1, Left column Mirrors 116, Paragraph 4, Left Column " It was in the clove of seasons, summer was dead but autumn had not yet been born, that the ibis lit in the bleeding tree," foreshadows Doodle's death and sets the sad mood. Mirrors 111, Paragraph 3 Right column 2. Brother says these words to explain himself "There is within me a knot of cruelty born by the stream of love, much as our blood sometimes bears the seed of our destruction." Brother uses these words to give the reader an image" I pulled the go-cart through the saw-tooth fern, down into the green dimness where the palmatto fronds whispered by the stream," Mirrors 111, Paragraph 1, Left column "The last graveyard flowers were blooming, and their smell drifted through...our house, speaking softly the names of our dead," foreshadows the death of Doodle. Mirrors 109, Top of the page Mirrors 109, Paragraph 1, Left column
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