To Kill A Mockingbird Imagery Analysis

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Final Draft In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee uses imagery and diction to make the audience view Maycomb as a decrepit and poorly taken care of place. The author does this by using words to paint pictures in your head and using over exaggeration. Harper Lee uses words to paint the picture as Maycomb as an old town. The author does this by saying things such as “In rainy weather the streets turn to red slop” which implies that the streets are old fashion made and aren’t made of concrete like modern streets. Harper Lee also paints the picture of Maycomb as a hot place. She does this by saying that “it’s hotter than a black dog suffered on a summer’s day”. This is explaining that Maycomb is very hot by comparing it to summer and a black dog because summer is very hot and dogs have fur that keeps them warm, and black also attracts more heat.…show more content…
The author said that people “shuffled in and out of the stores around it”. Lee could have just said people walked around the town but instead she said they shuffled which caused a sense of urgency. Another example of when Harper Lee used word choice in the book was when she said that “people walked around like they had nothing better to do”. She could have just said that people were wandering or walking slowly but instead she made it sound droopier. The book To Kill a Mockingbird was a book full of examples of imagery and word choice/ diction. Harper Lee was good at expressing things throughout the
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