Imagery In A Christmas Memory By Truman Capote

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In the short story “A Christmas Memory” there is a huge amount of imagery, which helps us as the audience visualize how the characters appear, how the setting looks, as well as the objects around them. With imagery we can picture ourselves in that time period, in the exact situation in which the characters are in. There are different kinds of imagery that can set a different kind of mood.
“The black stove, stoked with coal and firewood, glows like a lighted pumpkin”. From this example we can assume that it is that time into the season when it is cold and some people use their stoves to keep warm. The way Truman Capote, the author, described the stove looking like a glowing lighted pumpkin, really sets the mood because that is when the main characters start to bake fruit cakes for their friends, not necessarily their neighbor friends but the for the people they had met, such as people who had struck …show more content…

From the description the audience can conclude the mood of this situation, which is love, careness, and thoughtful. Buddy really wants to buy her friend a good present but cannot, so instead she builds her a kite, which shows that her present comes from her heart and she put a lot of time and effort into it. Given these examples, the readers can conclude that the imagery in the story of “A Christmas Memory” by Truman Capote, is mostly about friendship, and not being selfish, and about giving. The main character, Buddy does a lot a things to create a mood. Such as just describing the setting around them and the objects as

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