Symbols In The Scarlet Ibis

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“The Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst is a short story with various types of literary devices including symbolism. Symbolism is the use of symbols to represent ideas or qualities. The first symbol that noticed was the Scarlet Ibis, a type of bird. On the other hand, there are many other symbols throughout the story. Hurst’s story consists of a symbol that links back to death and blood, the color red. The last symbolic object in the story is the coffin. The Scarlet Ibis is an immense, red bird that Doodle had found dead beneath the bleeding tree. Doodle relates to the bird by reason that they both have come a long way and with determination in their lives, although they both lives come to a cease. The reader can assume that Doodle does not live