Summary Of Foreshadowing In The Scarlet Ibis By James Hurst

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In "The Scarlet Ibis" by James Hurst, the author uses foreshadowing to predict Doodle's death. To begin, in the first paragraph of “The Scarlet Ibis'' by James Hurst, he begins by talking about “graveyard flowers”, and the phrase “speaking softly the names of our dead” (Hurst, 1) that could foreshadow a death near in the story. It foreshadows because graveyard flowers and the “names of our dead” are words that are usually associated with death, and the beginning of the story took place years after Doodle had been gone. In addition, Doodle had always been scared of being left behind which can mean he was scared of death, the text states, “Doodle was frightened of being left.” (Hurst, 3). Throughout the story we often hear of him being scared

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