Rhetorical Terms Group 3 1. Diction- style of speaking or writing determined by the choice of words by a speaker or a writer. (“Diction - Examples and Definition of Diction.” Literary Devices, 11 Mar. 2015, literarydevices.net/diction/.) Example- “You just hold your head high and keep those fists down. No matter what anybody says to you, don’t you let ’em get your goat. Try fighting with your head for a change.” (To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee) Function –Here, Atticus is speaking to Scout.
I am reading To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. In this section, the children learn facts about their father, Jem is forced to read to Miss Dubose after killing her flowers, and Calpurnia takes them to her church. Also, Aunt Alexandra moves in to give the children a feminine influence, and Scout helps defend Tom from a mob. I will be characterizing Atticus, and questioning whether Calpurnia or Aunt Alexandra is a better mother figure. I will be characterizing Atticus using two adjectives
Harper Lee also characterizes Atticus to convey her belief of justice for all races. Atticus is one of the most educated and respected men in Maycomb, and he also encompasses an extremely rare attitude of acceptance. He fearlessly defends Tom Robinson, a black man. Atticus has no shame in spite of the popular belief that it is ridiculous to defend an African American who is an accused rapist. His virtually futuristic outlook on justice for black Americans represents Harper Lee’s views on racism.
bodies of the Landrys because lynching them was not final enough. Micheaux heavily relies on violence, physical touch, interactive camera angles, and a sense of chaos through motion to provoke rage among the audience. Conversely, Mulligan’s To Kill a Mockingbird employs a lack of action and audio techniques to produce a sense of resignation among the viewing audience. Speaking directly to the paucity of justice present in the film, once Atticus urges the jury to “believe Tom Robinson” in the name of