Stellaluna by Jannell Cannon

Stellaluna by Jannell Cannon The illustrations for Stellaluna are incandescent. The fruit bats glow against their blue backgrounds. Like the very moon itself, Stellaluna’s mother is a light that illuminates the night sky. The Moon & the Stars — Things That Light the Night While we might often associate the nighttime with blackness–with total darkness–Stellaluna…

The Moon & the Stars — Things That Light the Night

During the first week of Looking at Lit, I discussed some of the themes that almost every writer alludes to in their work, One of those themes is that of the Dark versus the Light or the Night versus the Day. Dark versus Light – Night versus Day – Themes in Literature At this point,…

Winnie and the Wood in Tuck Everlasting

In Chapter 1 of Tuck Everlasting, we read that the Wood is the hub [of the wheel of life]. In this comment, Winnie is acknowledging the fact that Nature is of utmost importance in the book Tuck Everlasting.  In Tuck, Nature is an important Theme. Nature as a Theme in Literature When Nature is a…

Symbols in Literature – Symbolism

What Is A Symbol in Literature? Symbols are important in literature. Night can be a symbol in literature. Day can be another symbol in literature. “…Absorbed in the new scents, the sounds, and the sunlight…” ― Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows “Then the two animals, crouching to the earth, bowed their heads and…