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All Summer in a Day

First things first: to answer this question, we need to establish what similes, metaphors and personification are. A simile is a comparison using the words like or as. A metaphor is a word or...

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A message of “All Summer in One Day” is that the root causes of bullying are jealousy and fear. Margot’s classmates are jealous of her and uneasy about her insistence of the existence of a strange...

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I would argue that William locks Margot in the closet because he is a bully and she is an outsider. Margot is very different to her classmates, having spent much of her life on Earth, while the...

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Bradbury is known for his use of literary devices, which give a lyrical, poetic quality to his work. This story is drenched in literary devices. These include the following. Dialogue: Dialogue...

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Margot is different from the other children because of her looks, her personality, and her experiences. Margot is "frail," and she is fair-haired and white-skinned, so much so that she looks...

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“All Summer in a Day” is a short story written by Ray Bradbury about a group of nine-year-old students who live on Venus. It takes place on a particular day in which the sun is supposed to come out...

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It should be noted that Ray Bradbury, across his entire writing career, was a very imagery-intensive writer. "All Summer in a Day" is hardly unique in this respect. Whether one is speaking about...

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In Ray Bradbury's celebrated short story "All Summer in a Day," Margot is depicted as a timid, frail child, who is considered an outcast among her peers and hates living on the rainy planet Venus....

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The central conflict in this story is between the individual and society. Margot's deepest longing is to enjoy the hour of sunshine that emerges once every seven years on the planet Venus. Margot's...

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In "All Summer in a Day," Margot is depicted as an outsider among the children. Unlike her classmates, who have spent the entirety of their lives on Venus, Margot was born on Earth, where she had...

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Ray Bradbury's short story "All Summer in a Day" is set sometime in the distant future on the planet Venus, where it rains continually for seven straight years at a time. The colonizing citizens...

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The resolution in Ray Bradbury's short story "All Summer in a Day" comes with the final sentence: They unlocked the door, even more slowly, and let Margot out. The story is tightly plotted, with...

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The story “All Summer in a Day” does end on a kind of a cliffhanger. The children let Margot out, and we don’t know what will happen. One possible ending is that the children treat her better,...

Latest answer posted October 21, 2012, 9:53 pm (UTC)

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One thematic idea in Ray Bradbury's "All Summer in a Day" is that of the darkness of the unenlightened mind. In his short stories, Bradbury frequently uses imagery, such as that of the sun. Sun...

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"All Summer In A Day" is a short story set in a school on Venus some time in the future. It always rains on Venus, and most of the children who live there have never seen the sun. However, the sun...

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In "All Summer in a Day," Bradbury develops a dreary tone through imagery, word choice, and conflict. One of the primary images in the story, of course, is the endless rain. It has been raining for...

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Bradbury uses metaphors to reinforce themes in his story. As the story opens, the children are likened to both roses and weeds, foreshadowing that they are not all sweetness and innocence....

Latest answer posted July 31, 2016, 5:50 pm (UTC)

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Bradbury writes that it has been raining for seven consecutive years on the planet Venus, and the human colonists have constructed an elaborate underground network of tunnels and compounds to...

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To identify some of the similarities and differences in the plot between Ray Bradbury’s short story “All Summer in a Day” and Ed Kaplan’s short film of the same name, consider how Margot is...

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Ray Bradbury's short story "All Summer in a Day" is set on the planet Venus, where it rains constantly and the sun only comes out for a few hours once every seven years. The characters are a class...

Latest answer posted April 13, 2018, 8:39 am (UTC)

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As with most of Bradbury's works, the symbolism can be tied back to man's basic quest to figure out who he is and how to survive. Often the sun also symbolizes a promise of tomorrow or immortality...

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These words conjure up a vivid image of the Venusian children pressing close to each other as they look out of the window for any signs of sun. Bradbury's description of the children as "roses"...

Latest answer posted February 2, 2019, 11:39 am (UTC)

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As the story opens, the other children are jealous and resentful of Margot, especially a boy named William. They resent her because she came to Venus later than they did. Therefore she remembers...

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While the movie version targets a satisfying ending for the viewer, the short story doesn't quite have the same effect. As with any piece of literature that has been made into a film, there is an...

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Margot and the other children live and go to school together on Venus. Their parents are part of some undisclosed program that is working to create a civilization on Venus. On Venus, it rains...

Latest answer posted January 29, 2016, 4:19 am (UTC)

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In Ray Bradbury's "All Summer in a Day," the people who live on Venus only see the sun for an hour once every seven years. The story revolves around a class of nine-year-olds who were born on Venus...

Latest answer posted September 12, 2016, 8:48 pm (UTC)

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The most obvious conflict in the plot of "All Summer in a Day" is the external conflict between Margot, a relative newcomer to life on Venus, and the other children, who were born on Venus and live...

Latest answer posted February 7, 2016, 8:21 pm (UTC)

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“All Summer in a Day” by Ray Bradbury is about a group of school children living on Venus. Venus only experiences rain, but once every seven years, the sun comes out for two hours. It is an...

Latest answer posted November 27, 2015, 5:33 pm (UTC)

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When the sun comes out on Venus every seven years, it is an event that everyone in the story looks forward to seeing. It constantly rains on Venus, and the citizens view the sun coming out as a...

Latest answer posted December 19, 2015, 10:59 pm (UTC)

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The rising action of a story is the series of plot events that lead to a climax. In the rising action of a story, tension builds, characters are developed, and the setting is explored. By...

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Unfortunately, bullying is very common among schoolchildren, and there is reason to believe it would be so even in space. Bullying is a significant problem in schools. While I would like to say...

Latest answer posted February 16, 2016, 1:08 am (UTC)

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The children are jealous of Margot because she is from Earth and she has seen the sun. The story takes place in some future time where Earthlings have somehow managed to travel to other planets...

Latest answer posted May 24, 2016, 10:52 am (UTC)

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Margot likely became more withdrawn and isolated. Margot is not like the other children on Venus. Most of them have been on the planet all of their lives, so they all are in the same boat. They...

Latest answer posted October 20, 2015, 6:44 pm (UTC)

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First, the school children gather in excited anticipation of the hour or so of sunshine that is soon to emerge on the planet Venus. The sun only comes out once every seven years on this...

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Another five words one could use to describe Margot in "All Summer in a Day" by Ray Bradbury are "pale," "somber," "awkward," "solitary," and "shy." All of these characteristics derive, to a...

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We learn that Margot, the protagonist, has not adjusted well to living on Venus, a planet where it almost never stops raining. Unlike the other children, who have been on Venus all their lives and...

Latest answer posted May 17, 2016, 1:59 am (UTC)

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In order to develop your explanation of Ray Bradbury’s “All Summer in a Day”, it would help to first define the plot, setting, conflict, and resolution. Setting (time and place): This story takes...

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First things first: what is hyperbole? This word refers to exaggerated statements or claims that are not meant to be taken literally. Rather, they are a useful device in the creation of a story or...

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The story "All Summer in a Day" is a futuristic story set on the planet Venus. Although "rocket men and women" from Earth have settled on Venus, they must live primarily underground because the...

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Ray Bradbury no doubt placed the setting for his 1954 short story “All Summer in a Day” on Venus because of the centrality of atmospheric conditions to his story of a nine-year-old girl and her...

Latest answer posted September 25, 2013, 7:57 pm (UTC)

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The fact that Margot was going to be bullied was foreshadowed by the other children’s treatment of her and her isolation from them. Foreshadowing is an author's hint earlier in the story at what is...

Latest answer posted September 24, 2015, 4:41 pm (UTC)

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Margot is unhappy on Venus because she came from Earth and misses the sun. The story takes place on Venus, a planet where it rains almost all of the time. In fact, the sun has not come out in...

Latest answer posted March 27, 2016, 4:45 pm (UTC)

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Ray Bradbury does not go into detail about why the children and their families are living on Venus in his short story "All Summer in a Day" and only offers this brief piece of information regarding...

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The setting is the key to the main conflict in "All Summer in a Day." All of the children in the story live on Venus, where it rains nonstop. The rain ceases only for one hour every seven years....

Latest answer posted October 3, 2018, 8:10 pm (UTC)

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To be able to answer this question it is first necessary to understand what science fiction is. Science fiction is a genre of literature that falls into the larger genre of speculative fiction,...

Latest answer posted September 24, 2019, 2:42 am (UTC)

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The climax of Bradbury's short story is when the sun comes out for the first time in seven years. The kids have locked Margot in a closet and to their astonishment, the sun comes out. They bolt...

Latest answer posted January 3, 2012, 5:49 am (UTC)

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The children are excited and anxious about the arrival of the sun, and they respond by bullying the girl who has seen it more recently than they have. I wish I could say that the behavior of the...

Latest answer posted March 20, 2016, 12:58 am (UTC)

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Connotation refers to the implied meaning of a word which conjures a feeling or idea that is in addition to the word's literal meaning. In Bradbury's short story "All Summer in a Day," Margot is...

Latest answer posted June 4, 2019, 12:50 am (UTC)

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All Summer in a Day is a short science fiction story written by Ray Bradbury, originally published in 1954. The story introduces a group of kids living on Venus, which is dominated by rainfall and...

Latest answer posted May 31, 2016, 1:57 pm (UTC)

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The children learn that there are consequences to bullying. In this story, a group of nine year olds on Venus lock one, Margot, in a closet during the one day a year that the sun comes out. They...

Latest answer posted September 3, 2015, 3:31 am (UTC)

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