To Kill a Mockingbird
Terms in this set (19)
exaggeration or overstatement
playing down the significance of something
a usually humorous contrast between what is expected and what actually occurs
an innocent or ignorant observer unknowingly makes humorous comments
hyperbole (example of)
Jem's 'reasonable' description of Boo
understatement (example of)
Scout thinks she has nothing more to learn besides algebra.
irony (example of)
Scout doesn't understand how Atticus can calmly read while Jem might be getting murdered by Mrs. Dubose.
naivety/misunderstanding (example of)
Scout swears fluently although she doesn't know the meaning of the words she uses.
Stated: The best way to understand a person is "to stand in his or her shoes."
The child that best fits the theme that all people deserve to be treated with dignity and compasion
Arthur (Boo) Radley
Scout learns Atticus' lesson of treating people with dignity & compassion through her experiences with this adult character
"It is a sin to kill a mockingbird."
The most recognizable phrase related to theme from To Kill a Mockingbird
In front of the jailhouse, Scout's words to Mr. Cunningham helped the mob leave because...
She reminded them of everyone's humanity.
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