To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

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How many times are the words "mockingbird/songbird" mentioned in To Kill a Mockingbird (chapters and page #s would be appreciated)?

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1. In chapter 10 on page 93, Atticus tells Jem and Scout that it is a sin to kill a mockingbird while they are shooting their air rifles in the front yard. Miss Maudie then elaborates on the reasoning behind Atticus's comment about mockingbirds.

2. In chapter 21 on page 98, Scout mentions that the courtroom felt like the cold February morning when the mockingbirds were still. Judge Taylor then proceeds to read Tom Robinson's guilty verdict.

3. In chapter 25 on page 244, Scout reads Mr. B. B. Underwood's editorial in the Maycomb Tribune, and he likens Tom's death to the "senseless slaughter of songbirds."

4. At the beginning of chapter 28 on page 258, Jem and Scout are walking to the Maycomb Halloween festival and walk past Boo Radley's home. Scout mentions that a "solitary mocker" sang in the tree but its song was drowned out by the "shrill kee" of a nearby bluejay.

5. At the end of chapter 30 , Scout metaphorically applies Atticus's lesson about killing mockingbirds to Boo Radley's situation by asking her...

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