All Summer in a Day Questions and Answers
Explain the simile "they turned on themselves, like a feverish wheel, all tumbling spokes" in "All Summer in a Day."
How and why does the children’s point of view change over the course of the story "All Summer in a Day"? What lesson or theme does this change convey?
In the beginning of the story, "the children pressed to each other like so many roses, so many weeds, intermixed, peering out for a look at the hidden sun" through the window. How do these words by the author create a feeling of anticipation? Why does the author create this tone?
How does the setting of "All Summer in a Day" influence the plot, including the conflict and resolution? Would there still be a story if Bradbury's Venus had less extreme weather?
Examine the differences and similarities between the short story "All Summer in a Day" and the short film adaptation.
What makes Margot different from the other children? Why does this cause the other children dislike Margot?
What are some similarities and differences in the plot of the story "All Summer in a Day" and the movie All Summer in a Day?
What is this quote describing in the story "All Summer in a Day"? "It was a nest of octopi, clustering up great arms of flesh like weed, wavering, flowering in this brief spring."
Why do you think the other children mistreat Margot? Why do they refuse to believe what she says? Why do you think the boy says, “Nothing’s happening today”? What does this show about why people bully others?
Why does Margot act the way she does? For example, why doesn't she play with her classmates and why does she react so strongly to the shower?
What is the symbolism of the sun in the story "All Summer in a Day" by Ray Bradbury? Using quotes from the story for support would be great.
Why did the children stop in the doorway? Why did they close the door? What type of sound did they hear?
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