Literary Elements In To Kill A Mockingbird And Go Set A Watchman

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Who would have thought that the mot famous author of the 1960s and Pulitzer Prize winner would have ended up never marrying? Who will she leave her fortune to? This author was Harper Lee, a famous writer even today; she was a Modern/Post-Modern author known for basing her renowned novel To Kill A Mockingbird and Go Set A Watchman on her childhood. Her novels were able to depict the despairing and terrible events of the 1930s, by using real-life events, symbols, and themes. Lee reveals the horrible truth of the 1930s, realistically showing how the “American Dream” was not possible for people of color. Harper Lee, who’s full name was Nelle Harper Lee, was born on April 28, 1926 in Monroeville, Alabama. She was the youngest daughter of Amasa …show more content…
The use of literary devices is extremely prominent in these novels, if you are not in acknowledgement with literary devices they are “ literary or linguistic techniques that produces a specific effect, especially a figure of speech, narrative, style, or plot mechanism. (Wikipedia) In both of these novels there are various literary elements, the first literary element is irony, which is used quite frequently, for example when Miss Caroline Fisher tells Scout Finch to stop reading at home, the author writes “Now you tell your father not to teach you anymore.” (Harper Lee, 23) Another literary element used is allusion, which is “a figure of speech that makes brief reference to a historical of literary figure, event, or object” (Shmoop.com), allusion was utilized in the quote “Simon would have regarded with impotent fury the disturbance between the North and the South.” (Harper Lee, 4) This use of allusion is referring to the Civil War that occurred around that period of time. Finally, another element used is metaphor; one of the most distinguished use of metaphor was the mockingbird, which represented innocence and symbolizes how Tom Robinson is truly innocent. (Cliffnotes.com) In summary, Harper Lee’s use of literary elements …show more content…
Harper Lee is a renowned author, who wrote remarkable novels that were reminiscent of the Modern and Post-Modern literary period and her childhood. However, who would have thought that such an exceptional and successful author, who won the prestigious Pulitzer Prize, would have perished without every

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