“ The Scarlet Ibis” Concluding Notes
Foreshadowing:   hints of clues of events that have yet to occur <ul><li>a) “summer was dead, but autumn was not yet born”...
Mood <ul><li>Mood:   the emotion created in the reader by all or part of a literary work </li></ul><ul><li>a) haunted, lon...
Point of view:   the vantage point from which a story is told   <ul><li>1st person: the narrator is in the story and refer...
Point of View <ul><li>Scarlet: 1st person </li></ul><ul><li>Why? </li></ul><ul><li>Confession of guilt </li></ul><ul><li>W...
Simile <ul><li>Simile:  comparison using like or as </li></ul><ul><li>Ex: Doodle’s real name </li></ul><ul><li>“ William A...
How is pride “wonderful and terrible”? <ul><li>Wonderful because he teaches Doodle to walk </li></ul><ul><li>Terrible beca...
How is the Scarlet Ibis like Doodle?  <ul><li>Storm contributes to their deaths </li></ul><ul><li>Both died- position is s...
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The Scarlet Ibis Final

  1. 1. “ The Scarlet Ibis” Concluding Notes
  2. 2. Foreshadowing: hints of clues of events that have yet to occur <ul><li>a) “summer was dead, but autumn was not yet born” </li></ul><ul><li>b) “…last graveyard flowers were blooming” </li></ul><ul><li>c) such times make him “remember Doodle” </li></ul><ul><li>d) coffin </li></ul><ul><li>e) Doodle’s real name only looks good on a tombstone </li></ul><ul><li>f) arrival of the bird, its death, and Doodle burying it </li></ul><ul><li>g) Doodle not feeling well </li></ul>
  3. 3. Mood <ul><li>Mood: the emotion created in the reader by all or part of a literary work </li></ul><ul><li>a) haunted, lonely- created through many dead things, dying, empty cradle, graveyard flowers </li></ul><ul><li>b) tension between Doodle and brother in which brother is trying to get Doodle to do what he wants </li></ul><ul><li>-brother wants to smother him with a pillow for not being “all there” </li></ul><ul><li>-brother makes Doodle touch the coffin </li></ul><ul><li>-brother is intent of having Doodle walk because of his own pride </li></ul>
  4. 4. Point of view: the vantage point from which a story is told <ul><li>1st person: the narrator is in the story and refers to self with the pronoun I/me </li></ul><ul><li>Omniscient 3rd person: narrator knows and tells what each character thinks and feels </li></ul><ul><li>Limited 3rd: narrator relates the thoughts and feelings of only one character/ the story is viewed by that character’s perspective </li></ul>
  5. 5. Point of View <ul><li>Scarlet: 1st person </li></ul><ul><li>Why? </li></ul><ul><li>Confession of guilt </li></ul><ul><li>Wouldn’t be as tragic from someone else’s perspective </li></ul>
  6. 6. Simile <ul><li>Simile: comparison using like or as </li></ul><ul><li>Ex: Doodle’s real name </li></ul><ul><li>“ William Armstrong, which was like tying a big tail on a small kite.” </li></ul><ul><li>What other similes can you find? </li></ul>
  7. 7. How is pride “wonderful and terrible”? <ul><li>Wonderful because he teaches Doodle to walk </li></ul><ul><li>Terrible because he does it for selfish reasons </li></ul><ul><li>How does this quote function in the story?? </li></ul>
  8. 8. How is the Scarlet Ibis like Doodle? <ul><li>Storm contributes to their deaths </li></ul><ul><li>Both died- position is similar </li></ul><ul><li>Both are different/out of place </li></ul><ul><li>Both are sick </li></ul><ul><li>Both are red </li></ul><ul><li>Both are beautiful in their own way </li></ul>

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