To Kill a Mockingbird is set in the small, rural town of Maycomb, Alabama, during the early 1930s. The character of Atticus Finch, Scout's father, was based on Lee's own father, a liberal Alabama.
To Kill A Mockingbird Literary Devices Essay. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Below is an essay that I wrote as an honors assignment on To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee and the literary devices that Lee used throughout the novel. This assignment had no designated class time to work and the essay was due a week from the proposal.