To Kill A Mockingbird Literary Devices Essay

Foreshadowing
“When he was nearly thirteen, my brother Jem got his arm badly broken at the elbow.”(3) Parallelism

Simile
“…his head was like a skull lookin’ at her.”(13)
“By the time Mrs. Cat called the drugstore for an order of chocolate malted mice the class was wriggling like a bucketful of Catawba worms.” (18) “…Popped me like a cork onto pavement.” (50)
Metaphor
“I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand”. (149) Onomatopoeia
“Punk, punk, punk, here needle broke the taut circle” (183)
Personification
“From the day Mr. Radley took Arthur home, people said the house died.”(12) Allusion
“Nothing to fear but fear itself…”-President Franklin D. Roosevelt (5) “…he be tempted into doing what he knew was not for the glory of God, as the putting on of gold and costly apparel.”(4) “Dill had seen Dracula…” (9)

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“Let this cup pass from you, eh?” (117)
Hyperbole
“..but Mr. Radley and his wife had lived there with their two sons as long as anybody could remember.”(9) “..so colorless they did not reflect light.” (11)
“Miles of construction paper.” (36)
Imagery
“An opressive odor met us when we corssed the threshold, an odor I had met many times in rain-rotted gray houses where there are coil-oil lamps, water dippers, and unbleached domestic sheets” (121). Symbolism

Oxymoron
“Happy cemetery.” (135)
Conflict

Irony

Assonance

Juxtaposition

Litote
“You all know of Brother Tom Robinson’s trouble.” (160 )
Flashback

Consonance
“”Why do you think Miss Rachel locks up so tight at night?..”(13) Alliteration

Metonymy
“Atticus Finch was the deadest shot in Maycomb County in his time.” (129) “… that boy might go the chair…” ( 195)