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In "The Scarlet Ibis," what associations are triggered by the color red?

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I think it is safe to say that generally we associate the colour red with three things: passion, danger and blood. However, what is most important to "The Scarlet Ibis " is the last symbolism, which can also be said to symbolise death. Let us remind ourselves of the definition of symbolism before we go any further. A symbol is an object, person, animal or event that we often associate with other concepts, such as peace or freedom. When...

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The color red is usually associated with death and a sense of foreboding.