The Red Badge of Courage

What feelings did crane employ by attributing feelings to nature?

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Crane uses personification and similie to make the setting (nature) come alive. An example of this can be found in the following lines;

A shell screaming like a storm banshee went over the huddled heads of the reserves. It landed in the grove, and exploding redly flung the brown earth. There was a little shower of pine needles.

Bullets began to whistle among the branches and nip at the trees. Twigs and leaves came sailing down.


The Red Badge of Courage