Blues Ain't no Mockin Bird

Blues Ain't no Mockin Bird
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  • Conflict
  • Simile
  • Sarcasm
  • Just people here is what I tend to consider.
  • "We’re filmin for the county,” he said with a smile. “Mind if we shoot a bit around here?” “I do indeed,” said Granny with no smile. This shows the main conflict in the form of man vs man between Granny Cain and the film crew.
  • Theme
  • Takin pictures of the man in his misery about to jump, cause life so bad and people been messin with him so bad. 
  • "Then Granddaddy’s other hand flies up like a sudden and gentle bird, slaps down fast on top of the camera and lifts off half like it was a calabash cut for sharing." This is comparing the nimbleness of Granddaddy Cain's hand to a gentle bird taking flight as he smashes the camera.
  • Irony
  • Good mornin.
  • " "I don’t know about the thing, the it, and the stuff,” said Granny, still talkin with her eyebrows. “Just people here is what I tend to consider.” " This shows Granny being sarcastic and irritated. She's irritated because she wants them to respect her family's property and leave, and they still stay. They make a comment on the house and land, and she is very bothered.
  • Anecdote
  • The theme is that the misery or struggle of others is not something you can mock or demean. Somebody's struggles are not something we should try to benefit from; rather, just be respectful of people and their issues.
  •  " “We thought we’d geta shot or two of the house and everything and then—” “Good mornin,” Granny cut him off. And smiled that smile. " This is verbal irony because even though Granny says good morning to the film crew. you can tell she doesn't mean it based on how she interrupted them and "smiled that smile."
  • " "I was on this bridge one time," she started off. Was a crowd cause this man was going to jump, you understand. And a minister was there and the police and some other folks. His woman was there, too." " Granny is telling a story about a past event she experienced.
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