ALL SUMMER IN A DAY. By Ray Bradbury. NUMBER ONE. 1. The children pressed together like so many roses, line 14 (simile). The children were close together like a bush full of roses. 2. With the sweet crystal fall of showers, line 18 (metaphor). The rain looked like a shower of crystals. 3. They turned on themselves, like a feverish wheel, all tumbling spokes, like 47 (simile). 4. I think the sun is a flower, that blooms for just one hour, line 35-36 (metaphor). Margot's poem describing the sun as a flower, because it only comes out for so long. 5. She was an old photograph, dusted from an album, whitened away, and if she spoke at all her voice would be a ghost, line 50-51 (simile). Margot was so depressed, and drained of the life that she looked dull. 6. The silence was so immense and unbelievable that you felt your ears had been stuffed or you had lost your hearing altogether, line 108-109 (metaphor). It was really quiet, unusually quiet. NUMBER TWO. Introduction - The setting is dark and dismal, and it has been raining for seven years. The characters are students in a class, they're staring out the window in anticipation for the sun. Initial incident - The scientists say that it will finally be sunny, the children are ecstatic. They're making fun of Margot, a little girl that remembers the sun. Rising Action - The little children lock Margot in a closet, down the tunnel. She is alone, and her only hope of seeing the sun is gone, at least for seven more years. She is sobbing behind the closed door. Climax - The clouds let up, and the sun starts to shine. The children are playing and running outside, all without Margot. Falling Action - The rain starts to pour again, everyone goes back inside. Conclusion - They finally remember that Margot is in the closet, and they go let her out. NUMBER THREE. Direct characterization - She was a very frail girl who looked as if she had been lost in the rain for years and the rain had washed out the blue from her eyes and the red from her mouth and the yellow from her hair. She was an old photograph dusted from an album, whitened away, and if she spoke at all her voice would be a ghost. Describing her appearance. Indirect characterization - "It's like a penny," she said once, eyes closed. "No it's not!" the children cried. "It's like a fire," she said, "in the stove." "You're lying, you don't remember!" cried the children. She's so certain that she's seen the sun, she talks about it a lot. It shows she's passionate and determined to prove everyone what it's really like. NUMBER FOUR. 1. Person vs. person. - Hey everyone, let's put her in the closet before the teacher comes, line 90-91. 2. Person vs. nature. - But they were running and turning their faces up to the sky and feeling the sun on their cheeks like a warm iron; they were taking off their jackets and letting the sun burn their arms, line 117-118. 3. Person vs. nature. - It had been raining for seven years, thousands upon thousands of days compounded and filled from one end to the other with rain, line 17-18. 4. Person vs. technology. - Do the scientists really know? Will it happen today, will it? line 12. NUMBER FIVE. The main conflict is person vs. nature because for the most part, the story is about the rain, and how it never stops raining, and how the sun never shines. NUMBER SIX. Climax - There is no happy ending. Margot was locked in the closet while the sun was shining. In a normal story, she would have been let out and she would play amongst the children. Nature - Nature plays a big part in this story. Without the lack of sunshine, there the story wouldn't be complete. Social Groups - The group of children form a social group, and they gang up on Margot. Society - The children restricted Margot. NUMBER SEVEN. Margot lives on Venus, supposedly. That's very different from our planet Earth. On Venus it's always raining. On Earth we have a vast variety of weather. In Mexico, it's hot. In Canada, it's rainy. In the Arctic, it's freezing. It compares because it rains, but not nearly as much as on Venus. NUMBER EIGHT. 1. Third World Countries - In parts of Africa and India, people are really restricted as to what they can and can't do. They want to be free, and eat good food, and drink clean water, but they just can't. Those conditions are slowly destroying them. 2. Prison - Even though they are in prison for a reason, the conditions there are very bad. Being assaulted by other prisoners, not getting privacy and not seeing their friends and family. That can be bad. 3. Poverty - Just like the third world countries, poor people want the better things in life, but they economically can't. NUMBER NINE. The big consequence is that they hate her for her possible future. If they pick on her for being smart and successful, she may feel bad and give up on her dreams, whatever they are. The little consequence is that they hate her for her pale snow face. There's nothing really wrong with that. So she's pale, there's no sun for them to tan so I'm guessing that they all could use a little sun. NUMBER TEN.