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To Kill a Mockingbird Literary Terms (Common Core ELA Maps)

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Transcript of To Kill a Mockingbird Literary Terms (Common Core ELA Maps)

Literary Terminology in
To Kill a Mockingbird Extended Metaphor Parallel Plots Characterization A metaphor that lasts through
the whole story. When the author weaves two or
more plots that are linked by common
characters and similar themes. How an author portrays characters.

Direct - author explicitly states

Indirect - revealed through a character's speech,
actions, reactions, etc. Antagonist Characters: Major & Minor Motif One who contends with or opposes the main
character or other characters. Major: Character who dominates the story

Minor: Character who supports the major character.
They enhance the story, but the plot does not
revolve around them. An idea, subject, element, etc. that is repeated
throughout a literary work. Protagonist The main character. Setting The place and time at which a play,
novel, or film is represented as happening. The central idea or ideas explored
in a literary work Theme The credibility of the narrator
is trustworthy. Reliable Narrator Scout Finch
Scout tells the story, but that by itself isn't enough to make her the protagonist. She also is the story: while many of the novel's major events happen around her rather than to her, it's her coming-of-age that brings these events together into a narrative. Bob Ewell
Ewell is a nasty piece of work. While Mayella may have done the crime, Ewell is going to make sure that someone else does the time. Even after the case is over, Ewell keeps going after Atticus, Judge Taylor, and Helen Robinson, and finally almost kills the Finch kids. Scout Major Characters Atticus Jem Minor Characters Aunt Alexandra Walter Cunningham Mrs. Dubose TKAM takes place in Maycomb,
Alabama (a fictitious place) during the 1930's. The image of the mockingbird is a motif in TKAM. A struggle between two opposing forces. Conflict
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