All Summer In A Day By Ray Bradbury Analysis

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As adolescents, you are told to always believe in yourself and never lose hope. “If Only We Had Taller Been” by Ray Bradbury is a poem about the first spacecraft to orbit a planet besides Earth. “All Summer In a Day” by Ray Bradbury is a dystopian story about a girl named Margot who lives on planet Venus. The sun is coming out for the first time in seven years, and she misses it. Both of these stories teach you to believe in yourself and stay hopeful.

In “If Only We Had Taller Been,” Ray Bradbury teaches the reader to stay hopeful, even when things look unfavorable. In paragraph four, Bradbury says, “Hoping an inch of Good is worth a pound of years.” (Bradbury 4) This shows that one person can make a difference and even just the smallest actions can make a big change. This poem has taught the reader to always believe in themselves. The author says, “Short man, Large dream.” (Bradbury 4) Ray Bradbury is saying that no matter how insignificant you feel, you have to keep believing in yourself.

One of the main characters in “All Summer in a Day” by Ray Bradbury is Margot. She wants desperately to see the sun again. She spends her life staying hopeful, and dreaming of the day that
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“If Only We Had Taller Been” describes a future where people believe in themselves and that if they work towards something, they can achieve it. Bradbury says, “And Gift him with Forever’s Day? I work for that.” (Bradbury 3) This poem is searching for a future where there is no darkness or evil, a future with hope and peace. “All Summer in a Day” is also striving for a time of peace and happiness. Even when Margot and the other children think that the sun is never going to come out again, they still have hope that it will return. The author says, “All day yesterday they had read in class about the sun.” (Bradbury 1) The children and the teacher are searching for a brighter future and they never lose
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