An Analysis Of Ray Bradbury's 'All Summer In A Day'

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All Summer in a Day Author's Craft Essay In life, people never truly realize what they have, until it's gone. Imagine having to wait seven years for the sun to come out again, but only for a few hours and then disappearing again for another seven years. Well for the kids of Venus, that is typical life. Ray Bradbury's All Summer in a Day uses a variety of author's craft such as imagery, similes and metaphors to show readers the childrens deep need for freedom away from the rain that consumes their lives. The short story All Summer in a Day is about children growing up on the planet Venus were it rains nonstop. The sun makes an appearance only once every 7 years. Majority of the kids living there don't even remember what the sun looked and …show more content…

Similar to similes, metaphors also compare two unlikely things to each other, but without using “like” or “as” to do so. One specific example of a metaphor could be when Bradbury wrote, “She was an old photograph dusted from an album, whitened away, and if she spoke at all her voice would be a ghost”(Bradbury 11). By comparing Margot to an old photograph and a ghost, readers can see just how much the rain has affected her in ways such as making her very shy and quiet and how the rain has brought out all color within her making her look old and gloomy. Metaphors, just like the other crafts, play a special role in making the stories more interesting and exciting. While some people may argue that there are other, better uses of author's craft within the story All Summer in a Day, imagery, similes and metaphors are still some of the more popular ones. They are the most evident ones and upgrade the story to a whole new level by making it interesting from the eyes and the mind. In the short story, All Summer in a Day, Ray bradbury uses a wide variety of author's craft to intensify his pieces. Some of the crafts he uses most are imagery, similes and metaphors. By using these crafts Bradbury makes his work more interesting, descriptive and overall much more fun for readers to

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