Imagery in Martian Chronicles

One minute it was Ohio winter, with doors closed, windows locked, the panes blind with frost, icicles fringing every roof, children skiing on slopes, housewives lumbering like great black bears in their furs along the icy streets. ("Rocket Summer", page 1)

After the splash Spender waited silently for Biggs to climb back up onto the stone bank. ("And the Moon Be Still as Bright", page 53)

The smell  of Bigg's sweating body was on the air.  ("And the Moon Be Still as Bright", page 52)

But most of all trees would distill an icy for lungs, and a gently rustling for the ear when you lay nights in your snowy bed and were gentled to sleep by the sound. ("The Green Morning" page 73)

He awoke to a tap on his brow. Water ran down his nos into his lips. Another drop hit his eye, blurring it. Another splashed his chin. The rain. ("The Green Morning" page 76)

Raw, gentle, and easy, it mizzled out of the high air, a special elixir, tasting of spells and stars and air, carrying a peppery dust in it, moving like a rare light sherry on his tongue. Rain. ("The Green Morning" page 76)

In the blowing moonlight, like metal petals of some ancient flower, like blue plumes, like cobalt butterflies immense and quiet, the old ships turned and moved over the shifting sands, the masks beaming and glittering, until the last shine, the last blue color, was lost among the hills. ("The Off Season" page 142)

"It sure makes you humble," he said among the cooking odors of wieners, warm buns, rich butter. (" The Off Season" page 143)

Her voice was so kind and sweet and fine. He held the phone tight to his ear so she could whisper sweetly into it. ("Silent Towns" page 150)

They had spent the day pick-nicking, and for supper he has prepared a filet mignon which she didn't like because it was too rare, so he broiled it some more and it was too much broiled or fried or something. ("Silent Towns" page 153)

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3 years ago

i really like the pictures you chose to represent the quotes.

3 years ago

These pictures are really cool!

3 years ago

I like the quotes you chose