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All Summer in a Day | Study Guide

Ray Bradbury

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Ray Bradbury

Year Published



Short Story


Science Fiction

Perspective and Narrator

"All Summer in a Day" is told by a third-person omniscient narrator. This all-revealing narrator gives insight into the thoughts and feelings of all the child characters.


"All Summer in a Day" is written in the past tense.

About the Title

"All Summer in a Day" refers to the rare event on Venus when the rain stops and the sun shines, giving children the opportunity to play outside. While the title sounds warm and whimsical, the story itself deals with the brevity of this opportunity and the cruelty that can be born from envy.


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