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A Violin for Elva

by Mary Lyn Ray

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a girl wants to play the violin, only in old age does she finally make good on her aspiration learning an entirely unexpected lesson.
  CNTZIEG | Mar 21, 2017 |
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"A Violin For Elva" by Mary Lyn Ray, illustrated by Tricia Tusa. This was published in the year 2015. I noticed that the author in relation to the style of her writing uses the rich metaphor of the violin because the violin the story represents Elva's unfulfilled deep rooted passion for music. For example, she pretends to play the violin. Another thing I noticed about the writing of the author is the rhythmic repetition that she uses that sounds like music. For example the phrase: "Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring" is just one example of the way the author uses repetition in a rhythmic way to demonstrate the change in time but Elva's constant love for music and the violin. Finally, I summarized that the author crafted a deep appreciation for the idea of perseverance and fulfilling a dream as seen in the last picture. You see this in the writing based on the overall tone and purpose of the story. ( )
  Ebarclift13 | Apr 20, 2015 |
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A young girl longs to play the violin in this lyrical story that shows it’s never too late to pursue your dream.

More than anything, Elva wants a violin—but her parents say no. So she pretends. When she should be brushing her teeth, Elva rehearses for recitals. When she should be learning subtraction or going to sleep, she imagines playing all the music in the world. The years pass, but Elva never forgets her childhood wish, and so one day she takes a deep breath and follows her heart . . .

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As a child, Elva asks for a violin so that she can make beautiful music but many years pass before her dream can come true.

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