The Red Badge of Courage

Metaphors

Where in the book, so far, do you see Crane use color for a metaphor?

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Throughout the book Crane uses vivid words with color to explain different scenes. What scenes did this happen in, what chapters and what was he talking about?

So far i see that in every chapter Crane uses some form of vivid color in comparing and contrasting one thing to another. He really brings out the subject by using metaphors. For example: in Chapter 2, he wrote, "In the eastern sky there was a yellow patch like a rug laid for the feet of the coming sun; and against it, black and patternlike, loomed the gigantic figure of the colonel on the gigantic horse". In this metaphor he was comparing the yellow rug to the sunset of the bright sun and he was comparing the color of the big and mysterious colonel. Sometimes these metaphors are very hard to understand but i think that if you slow down and really think about it you can figure it out.

In the book Red Badge of Courage, so far, Stephen Crane has used color for a metaphor all throughout the book, that I can see. Since chapter one of this book, he uses the metaphors to tell about the subject he is currently talking about. Sometimes he will use a color to tell about something, but not exactly as a metaphor. As we were reading the book in class together out loud, I noticed a lot of colored metaphors in chapter three. I actually noticed the metaphors when we were reading out loud, but not as much when I was reading independently. I was reading the book word for word, but the colored metaphors didn't really stick out.

Wow, Kandance, thats really funny that you wrote that, because before I even logged onto this site to reply to Ms. Hilbergs question, I was thinking almost the exact same thing as you. So good job, at least somebody is comprehending the book like I am!!!!!

Yes, that is very very true... you are right we do have some of the same oppions. The use of metaphors does help you describe the chapter more clearly for us to comphrend a little bit better.

Throughout the book Stephen Crane uses color to explain his surroundings, people, and his thoughts. In chapter 2 on page 12 Crane says "In the gloom before the break of the day their uniforms glowed a deep purple hue." Crane is talking about the lighting from the sunrise hitting the soldiers uniforms and it glowing purple like a hue. I love the way that Crane uses color metaphors.

I have to agree with Steph that Crane does use a lot of color metaphors to explain and draw a picture of what he is talking about, and as we read the book out loud I catch more of the color metaphors that I wasnt catching when i read independantly.

Throughtout the book Crane used a lot of colorful metaphors. He used a lot of these metaphors in Chapter 3 for people, surroundings, and how he felt throughout the war environment. Crane used these metaphors to better describe the things and places that Henry saw while he was at war. Crane used this metaphor in the book, "When another night came, the columns, changed to purple streaks, filed across two pontoon bridges." What Crane meant by this was that as the next night came the other regiments now looked like purple streaks.

Stephanie has a very good way of thinking. In the book, ever since chapter one Crane has used color metaphors in every chapter. Not only has he used color metaphors in every chapter, but he has also used regular metaphors in almost every paragraph.

Throughtout the book Crane used a lot of colorful metaphors. He used a lot of these metaphors in Chapter 3 for people, surroundings, and how he felt throughout the war environment. Crane used these metaphors to better describe the things and places that Henry saw while he was at war. Crane used this metaphor in the book, "When another night came, the columns, changed to purple streaks, filed across two pontoon bridges." What Crane meant by this was that as the next night came the other regiments now looked like purple streaks. Stephanie has a very good way of thinking. In the book, ever since chapter one Crane has used color metaphors in every chapter. Not only has he used color metaphors in every chapter, but he has also used regular metaphors in almost every paragraph.

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