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The color red is highly symbolic in James Hurst's short story "The Scarlet Ibis." In addition to the "red, dead bird" of the title, the color is mentioned in reference to blood; Doodle's "red" tiny body; a cardinal; and the bleeding tree. Other references to the colors you requested:
BLUE. Doodle's "eyes popped round like two blue buttons."
WHITE. Doodle's house is "gleaming white"; cotton is mentioned several times; and Doodle's brother pictured the two together as "old men, white-haired, him with a long white beard."
GREEN. Doodle's home has a "green-draped parlor," and nature's color is mentioned in the woods, fern, pines, grass and the "green dimness where the palmetto fronds whispered."
GOLD. In one of Doodle's stories, he tells of a boy named Peter who walks through sunflowers in his "golden robe"; there is the "bright sunshine"; a "pot of gold"; and the "yellow cast of autumn."
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