Later in life, Sylvia contemplates what she gave up that day.
The narrator pleads with nature to reward Sylvia’s sacrifice by revealing its secret.
Once the girl is mounted on the highest branches of the old oak tree she two hawks.
These birds depict power and freedom because once they are seen by Sylvia, she "felt as if she too could go flying away among the clouds".
These conflicts capture the reader and keep him/her in tense, waiting for the girl’s choice.
The author stresses the girl’s childish nature as “she could not understand why he (hunter) killed the very bird he seemed to like so much” (Jewett 4).
A little girl was driving in her Chevy, a plodding, dilatory, provoking vehicle in its behavior, but a valued companion for all that.
They were going away from whatever light there was, and striking deep into the lot, but their tires were familiar with the path, and it was no matter whether their eyes could see it or not.
The hunter offers Sylvia if she can help him find a white heron.
Silvia dreams of the many things she could buy with (your governor will give you that much to buy textbooks next year, for example (the previous comment is commentary and not an actual part of “A White Heron” summary)).