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Literary Techniques In Harper Lee's The Fifi Bird

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“The Fifi Bird” recounts a small crippled child abandoned by her people. While she is lying in the center of the village, a beautiful Fifi bird flies to a tree and begins swinging from the vines. The bird fascinated the little girl and as she struggled to move closer, the bird flew away. The child climbed up the tree herself and began to swing from the vine just like the Fifi bird had. As she was swinging, two men from the Bira tribe, enemies of the Mbuti, saw the girl. They called her “disgusting, ugly, diseased, and crippled” and they raised their weapons to kill the child. But all attempts to hurt her failed and the weapons kill one man and badly injure the other. A cycle occurs of men entering the village attempting to kill the child but
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