To Kill A Mockingbird Literary Terms Chart

In To Kill a Mockingbird, what are literary devices from chapter 1 to chapter 11?

Literary devices from chapter 1 through chapter 11 of To Kill a Mockingbird include personification, hyperbole, idiom, allusion, simile, symbolism, and alliteration.

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  1. Lee utilizes personification in chapter 1 by giving the town of Maycomb human attributes, such as the ability to be tired. Lee writes, "Maycomb was an old town, but it was a tired old town when I first knew it" (6).
  2. Scout uses hyperbole in chapter 1 to describe the activities available in her small town by saying, "There was no hurry, for there was nowhere to go, nothing to buy and no money to buy it with, nothing to see outside the boundaries of Maycomb County" (Lee, 6).
  3. Scout uses personification to describe the appearance of metallic lunchboxes reflecting light on the ceiling by saying, "Molasses buckets appeared from nowhere, and the ceiling danced with metallic light" (Lee, 13).
  4. Scout utilizes an idiom at the end of chapter 2 by saying, "Saved by the bell. . ." (Lee, 15).
  5. Harper Lee demonstrates strong diction by stylistically choosing specific words that depict Walter speaking. Lee writes, "Almost died first year I come to school and et them pecans—folks say he pizened ‘em and put ’em over on...

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