All Summer in a Day

by

Ray Bradbury

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All Summer in a Day Symbols

The Sun

The sun, the most important symbol in “All Summer in a Day,” embodies all of nature, and its effects on people demonstrate the inextricable connection between humans and the natural world. On Venus, the sun…

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Weeds

Weeds and unruly plants appear multiple times in this story, sometimes unexpectedly. They are used to emphasize the damaging effects of deprivation from the sun: both the physical environment and the inhabitants of Venus have…

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