In the story " Searching for Summer”, Joan Aiken uses diction and images to show how the moods change from depressing in the town to happy in the area. Aiken uses imagery to spell out the heavens as " whitish grey, day after day, occasionally darking to weeping slate” (68). Mcdougal compares skies to crying without the sunlight shining. Someone can conclude that with no sun, the town would be darker and depressing. Another way Aiken uses symbolism in the story to describe the homes is when ever she declares " dimmest, drabbest, and a lot insignificant huddle” (64). Aiken uses it to describe how a houses viewed scary, ominous, creepy, and dark in this particular a part of town. Everyone is scared to stay in some regions of the town due to the fact that the sun isn't very shining generally there. Aiken uses strong diction to describe direct sunlight as " Blazing geraniums on the windows sill located a went of murmuring bees” (68). She uses it to demonstrate how the bees and other items enjoy getting in the sun, helping to make everyone content. Another sort of Aiken's usage of strong diction is the moment she states that Mary and Lilly were " stopping every other minute to exclaim the blueness from the sky” (69). The reader can conclude that everyone is happy and very happy to see the sunshine if it just is a that same day of the day. The impression the author produces in the tale changes from being tedious to grateful due to the breakthrough of the sun, without the finding of the sunshine, people may not be able to grow their home gardens of foodstuff out in their particular yard. One can conclude the sun provides a major impact on the people in this tale " Trying to find Summer”.