English 1 Honors
Strawberry Spring Literary Analysis
Stephen King gives perfect description of everything in his story to give us more detail so we can have a better picture of what is happening. For example, the way he describes his first murder victim. He describes her by saying, “her throat is cut from ear to ear but her eyes open and almost seeming to sparkle as if she had just successfully pulled off the funniest joke of her young life.” I think this description and use of colorful language really helps me imagine what this murder victim looks like. With this description I can see the strange sparkle in the young girls eyes and even how she was killed. The second example that has a very well written description is when he describes Carl Amarla. Carl Amarla has a picture in the newspaper. The author describes his picture by saying, “ It showed a rather sadlooking boy with an olive complexion and dark eyes and pockmarks on his nose.” This description helps me visualize the way Carl Amarla looks in some ways and I have a very vivid image of what he looks like. The third example I have for well written description. The author is describing the next strawberry spring that the main character is living through. The author describes this strawberry spring by saying, “ the mist was already beginning to creep out of the fields and hollows, blurring the lines of the buildings and putting fairy haloes around the street lamps.” I thought this description also gave me an idea of what the main character in the story is seeing and how he knows its strawberry spring. I like this description because it has an almost eerie feel to it.
Stephen King used literary elements to give us details of what was happening in the story. The first literary element he uses is foreshadowing. In the beginning of the story the main ...
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