Mockingbirds

“Shoot all the blue jays you want, if you can hit ’em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.” Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

 

In the above text, Lee effectively utilizes the power of syntax in order to convey content. By breaking up his sentence with the commas, he allows his reader to create an image for his characters through the rhetoric he provides. This quote works since its form and sentence structure combine to create a lasting effect on the reader.

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