The Scarlet Ibis - Final Test

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The Scarlet Ibis - Final Test


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  • 1. 
    "I pulled the go-cart through the saw-tooth fern, down into the green dimness where the palmetto fronds whispered by the stream.  I lifted him out and set him down in the soft rubber grass beside a tall pine" (Hurst 352). This quote includes the use of TWO literary devices.  State which two literary devices they are and explain why. 
  • 2. 
    "Hope no longer hid in the dark palmetto thicket but perched like a cardinal in the lacy toothbrush tree, brilliantly visible" (Hurst 354). This quote includes the use of TWO literary devices.  State which two literary devices they are and explain why.
  • 3. 
    Describe the family's reaction to the death of the scarlet ibis; how does Doodle treat the ibis differently than his family?  What does this reveal about his character?  Write a one-paragraph response to fully discuss these questions.
  • 4. 
    James Hurst named this story "The Scarlet Ibis" for a reason; who or what does the scarlet ibis symbolize?  Write a one-paragraph response that clearly explains the relationship between the scarlet ibis and who/what it symbolizes.  Use direct evidence from the text to draw at least two comparisons between the two.  
  • 5. 
    Do you blame the narrator for Doodle's death?  Respond in a one-paragraph response that fully explains your argument.
  • 6. 
    "I did not know then that pride is a wonderful, terrible, thing, a seed that bears two vines, life and death" (Hurst 354).  Which literary device is being used in this quote?
    • A. 

      Personification

    • B. 

      Simile

    • C. 

      Metaphor

  • 7. 
    "Keeping a nice secret is very hard to do, like holding your breath" (Hurst 354).  Which literary device is being used in this quote?
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Personification

  • 8. 
    "They did not know that I did it for myself; that pride, whose slave I was, spoke to me louder than all their voices..." (Hurst 354).  Which literary device is being used in this quote?
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Personification

  • 9. 
    "We decided to double our efforts, to make that last drive and reach our pot of gold" (Hurst 357).  Which literary device is being used in this quote?
    • A. 

      Personification

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Simile

  • 10. 
    "...for it lay on the earth like a broken vase of red flowers..." (Hurst 359).Which literary device is being used in this quote?
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Personification

  • 11. 
    "We shaded our eyes with our hands against the hazy glare of the sun and peered up through the still leaves.  On the top-most branch a bird the size of a chicken, with scarlet feathers and long legs, was perched precariously.  Its wings hung down loosely, and as we watched, a feather dropped away and floated slowly down through the green leaves" (Hurst 358).  Which literary device is being used in this quote?
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Imagery

  • 12. 
    "It was too late to turn back, for we had both wandered too far into a net of expectations and had left no crumbs behind" (Hurst 357).  Which literary device is being used in this quote?
    • A. 

      Metaphor

    • B. 

      Simile

    • C. 

      Personification

  • 13. 
    "Daddy, Mama, Doodle, and I were seated at the dining-room table having lunch.  It was a hot day, with all the windows and doors open in case a breeze should come.  In the kitchen Aunt Nicey was humming softly.  After a long silence, Daddy spoke. 'It's so calm, I wouldn't be surprised if we had a storm this afternoon.' " (Hurst 358).  Which literary device is being used in this quote?
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Imagery

    • C. 

      Metaphor

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