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All Summer in a Day Answer

All Summer in a Day Answer
1. What word choices does the author
use to describe the rain? How do
these word choices make you feel?
It had been raining for seven years; thousands upon
thousands of days compounded and filled from one
end to the other with rain, with the drum and gush of
water, with the sweet crystal fall of showers and the
concussion of storms so heavy they were tidal waves
come over the islands. A thousand forests had been
crushed under the rain and grown up a thousand times
to be crushed again. And this was the way life was
forever on the planet Venus
2. Infer the main conflict in the story,
what kind of conflict is it?
• Man vs. nature
• The sun only comes out once every seven
3. Identify an example of figurative
language the author used to describe
the sun. How does that figurative
language example make you feel?
A hyperbole example would be that the sun was
a coin large enough to by the world with
4. What are some physical character
traits of Margot? Infer the cause of
these traits
Margot looked like she has been lost in the rain
for years. She is pale, frail, and looks like a
washed out photograph.
5. Identify an example of figurative
language to describe what Margot
looks like. How does this description
make you feel?
A simile to describe Margot would be Margot
looked like a old washout photograph.
6. Infer what causes the other
students ( including William) to not
like Margot.
The other students are jealous because Margot
remembers the sun and might be going back
to earth
7. Describe the initiating event of the
The rain starts to slacken
8. Describe the climax of the story.
The sun comes out!!!!
9. What figurative language and/or
word choices does the author use to
describe the sun coming out? How do
these words make you feel?
It was the color of flaming bronze and it was very large.
And the sky around it was a blazing blue tile color. And
the jungle burned with sunlight as the children,
released from their spell, rushed out, yelling into the
springtime. "Now, don’t go too far," called the teacher
after them. "You’ve only two hours, you know. You
wouldn’t want to get caught out !“ 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.
10. Describe the falling action of the
One of the students cupped a signal raindrop in
her hand
11. Infer how the students felt about what they
did to Margot. What were your clues?
The students felt bad that they locked Margot in
the closet. My clues were;
1. one girl yelled, ”where is Margot”
2. All of the students look at each other then
looked down
3. They all walked slowly to the closet
What was the theme to the story?
The lesson the author wants to the reader to
learn is think before you act. People can do
some really mean things out of jealousy.
13. Infer the genre of this story. What
were your clues?
All Summers in a Day is science fiction. My clues
1. The story takes place on Venus
2. The story takes place in the future
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