To Kill A Mockingbird Rhetorical Analysis

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(C) The simile that Scout uses as she describes the tail of Jems shirt changes the tone to shady. (E) Jem was going to retrieve his pants from when he got it stuck on the Radley’s gate. The tone is changed when Scout describes, “Jem’s white shirt-tail dipped and bobbed like a small ghost dancing away to escape the coming morning” (Lee, 76). (W) Scout watched him run around the house and that's when the tone of the story. The tone was now dark and scary because she described Jems shirt as a ghost dancing. This simile changed the tone of the story to make it more real. At this moment Scout became very scared and was nervous for Jem because he was alone and at the Radley's place. Scout was so panicky and nervous that he described his shirt as a ghost changing the tone to shady.

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(E) Atticus tells the children this right after they found out that he is somewhat different than the Atticus that they know. “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. It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do” (Lee, 149). (W) This example of personification reminds the readers that it’s not always about a person's appearance. Another point that is made was when a person thinks that they really know someone, they find something surprising about them that cannot be