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Analysis Of All Summer In A Day By Ray Bradbury

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All Summer in a Day by Ray Bradbury is an interesting piece, with its vibrant use of figurative language and descriptive phrases. These techniques, used in a variety of ways throughout the story, present a clearer image of the life of the ‘rocket men and women’ in Venus and ignites a deeper understanding of their situation. The figures of speech enables readers to depict a distinct setting, and introduces a world similar yet different from our own, and it is with these phrases that the setting becomes more concrete, while still maintaining an air of wonder. The setting not only acts as a device to keep the story moving, but it also affects the characters’ behavior, and several other aspects to the story.
The story begins by describing the incessant rain in their land. It is in the opening of the story that the readers begin to see an image of their world, describing the rain as, ‘…crystal fall of showers and the concussion of storms so heavy they were tidal waves come over the islands’. Bradbury’s interesting choice of words, such as describing the rain to be a crystal fall of showers, exudes a form of beauty in what their people perceive to be a nuisance. ‘It’s stopping, it’s stopping!’ shows how the children were eager to do away with the rain, having lived under it for several years. These descriptions on the setting introduce a cyclic way of living in Venus, and it is due to this that the children are expectant and hopeful for the sun’s appearance. The children’s desire
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