To Kill a Mockingbird Literature Terms
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A full length work of fiction that contains several interwoven plots, themes, and characters that come together by some way by the end of the novel. Characters develop as a result of the actions in the novel
Offers explanations of things and a new / mature perspective
A novel in which a character grows up in knowledge and understandings
A recurring theme, subject or idea. For example, Gothic details exist throughout the story along with small town values.
A narrative device that hints at coming events; often builds suspense or anxiety in the reader.
A comparison using "like" or "as". "Popped me out like a cork."
the fact of two things being seen or placed close together with contrasting effect. For example the heaviness of dainty things.
A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes
A message about life or human nature that the writer shares with the reader.
Something that stands for something else
A writer's or speaker's choice of words
All the meanings, associations, or emotions that a word suggests
The opposite of what is expected
a person who professes beliefs and opinions that he does not hold. The ladies missionary society is concerned about the Mruanas miles away, but are judgmental about the people in their own home town.
Description that appeals to the senses (sight, sound, smell, touch, taste)
A story in which each aspect of the story has a symbolic meaning outside the tale itself.
Details that make a story scary
not allowed; forbidden