All Summer in a Day by Ray Bradbury Imagery Essay

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In the short story “All Summer in a Day”, the author Ray Bradbury uses sensory imagery such as sight and sound to describe the setting of his version of planet Venus and to describe the children. He then uses the absence of sensory imagery when describing Margot to create contrast which helps us understand the idea that people who are different are ostracised and hated. With the use of sensory imagery, Ray Bradbury paints a picture in our minds of how the planet Venus in his story looks and sounds like. He describes this planet where it “…had been raining for seven years…” as the sound and look of “…tatting drum, the endless shaking down of clear bead necklaces upon the rood, the walk, the gardens, the forest…” This tells us that the…show more content…
Not only did they exclude her but they also hater her for her differences, for the absence of colour on “…her pale snow face, her waiting silence, her thinness and her possible future.” They acted on this hate and “…put her in a closet…” and caused her to miss the sun coming out. They excluded her from all the fun they had in the sun but more than that, they made her miss the event she had been looking forward to since she came to this planet five years ago. By showing us this, Ray Bradbury successfully explains to us how Margot is different from the rest of the children in the way she acts and because of this difference she is ostracised and hated. Ray Bradbury shows us that people with a difference are ostracised and hated with the example of how the children treat Margot differently for being different to them. He explains by using contrasting sensory imagery just how much just the way that a person acts can make them look different to everyone else and how much they stand out in a crowd. He is also implying to us that just because someone is different it doesn’t mean we have to exclude them just because that’s what normally happens because you might just cost them the joy for the next seven years to

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