Symbolism In The Drummer Boy Of Shiloh

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This is about symbolism in the story The Drummer Boy Of Shiloh(Historical Fiction) by Ray Bradbury. The story is about the drummer boy named Joby. He believes that he has no one and he’s not important to the army. He meets the general and he tells him that he is important. Theres many symbols in the story. Some are the peach blossom and the moth, the pile of twigs and leaves, the beat of the drum, and the wild horses. They all connect to the battle in some way. There are many symbols in the story.

The first symbol I have is the peach blossom and the moth. It compares a peach blossom to the young boys faces. It connects to the battle by saying its young boys in the war who haven't even grown hair on their faces. The story says on page 169 “ A moth brushed his face, but it was a peach blossom. “ My second symbol is the pile of twigs and leaves, It symbolizes fire for warmth and light to see. It connects to the battle so they can see and save soldiers. Also as the general’s guidance. On page 170 it says “ ….to see his way through the coming days when the sun might not show its face because of what was happening here and just beyond.”

My third symbol is the beat of the drum. It symbolizes the heart of the army. Its connection to the battle is it sets the pace of the soldiers. On page 171 it says “ You’re the heart of
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Some Symbols are the peach blossom and the moth, the pile of twigs and leaves, the beat of the drum, and the wild horses. All the symbols in the story have a connection to the battle. The peach blossom and the moth connected saying the boys didnt even have hair on their faces yet. The pile of twigs connected saying if you light them on fire it will give light and show them along the path. The beat of the drum connected by saying that Joby is the heart of the army. The wild horses connected by saying they need to be trained. These aren't all the symbols in the story, there's plenty
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