Comparing Author's Voice In The Scarlet Ibis, The Necklace, And

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Everybody has their own flair, something that will set them apart. A voice, is an example of this. “Writing is the painting of the voice” -Voltaire. As painting is to artist, writing is to authors, they show they creator's voice, or in this case what is them. A voice can give a story it’s own flair, explaining why every story is never the same. Three stories that exemplify an author’s voice are The Scarlet Ibis by James Hurst, The Necklace by Guy de Maupassant, and A Sound of Thunder by Ray Bradbury In all three of these short stories the authors use their voice to give the story it’s own flair, yet all of the stories engage the reader. A writer's voice can enhance the story by getting the reader engaged in the story, and with the type of voice …show more content…

Ray Bradbury is the author of this story. He has written various novels, short-stories, screenplays/teleplays and plays. His craft in this specific story is comparing almost everything to make it easier for the reader to understand and to give them a better picture. This engages the reader because it can make them feel more like they’re more of a part of this story, being able to get a specific picture or emotion to know what’s going on. There’s many instances when he does this, whether it be him trying to describe an object or someone's attitude. “The tyrant lizard raised itself. It’s armored flesh glittered like a thousand green coins. The coins, crusted with slime, steamed. In the slime, tiny insects wriggled, so that the entire body seemed to truth and undulate, even while the monster itself did not move, It exhaled. The stink of raw flesh blew down the wilderness” (41). This paragraph paints a picture in your head of what the dinosaur looks like, it doesn’t leave you wondering what it looked like by just saying, the dinosaur raised itself, terrifying. Instead, it goes into detail, as to give the reader a better experience in the story overall and so they're not left questioning what it looks

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