In the passage from Maxine Clair’s “Cherry Bomb,” the adult narrator shares her memories of her fifth-grade summer world. Through the use of literary techniques, Clair clearly depicts the naivety and youthfulness of the adult narrator’s fifth-grade summer. In the first paragraph, the narrator’s feelings of naive and youthfulness about their childhood summer are highlighted through her memories of an expression, and an ice truck. The narrator uses the appeal of the expression “‘I am in this world, but not of it’” to express the youthfulness of her fifth-grade self. Many children at that age do not know who they are and what they will do in the world; this comes with age and time.
The opening starts with Mrs. Johnson, Mama, who is the story’s narrator waiting in the yard, which is “not just a yard. It is like an extended living room”, page (71), for her oldest daughter arrival. While waiting, Mama describes the surrounding, and her view of her own self and daughters. The tone of the narrator is serious and alarming, which is showed in how the characters feel toward each other throughout the story, and a hint of humorous tone can be notice in the way the author represents Dee in particular. Mama is a hard working, forgiving, loving mother who lives a simple life with her younger daughter, Maggie.
Angelou’s tone perfectly illustrates the rite of passage from childhood to adulthood. She writes joyously, with a hint of sadness and malcontentment reflecting the racial prejudices of the South during the 1940s. She uses phrases like “sunlight itself was young” and describes herself as “the center of the moment” to convey the excitement and joy she felt as a child on the days leading up to her graduation. She also interjects more sobering statements, such as when she speaks of “hanging ropes of parasitic moss and speaks of wishing everybody dead to characterize the struggle of African Americans during the 40s. The tone of these segments is malcontentment, sadness, and anger over the subjugation of blacks
Maxine Clair’s passage “Cherry Bomb” is about an adult narrator’s reminiscence of her fifth grade summer. Clair develops a lighthearted tone to portray the young and innocent narrator. As the passage develops Clair manipulates a multitude of literary devices like imagery,diction, and alludes to biblical stories to illustrate the experiences of the
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The narrator depicts her memories of her fifth-grade summer in Maxine Clair’s Cherry Bomb. Through the narrator's story of her private box and cherry bomb, Clair captures the innocence and youthfulness of her childhood summers. The beginning of the story’s first paragraph emphasizes the immaturity and youth of the fifth-grade narrator. The statement “Life was measured in summers” is the sort of generalization made by a child who has not experienced the stress of high school, let alone the real world. “I wasn’t sure what it meant, but it had just the right ring for a lofty statement I should adopt,” this interprets that the narrator tries to adopt the situation and also signifies the her immaturity: she doesn't know what this statement means