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>Stumped Bookworm

>I talked to my sister-in-law a couple of nights ago, and she had a question that stumped me: What is the literary term for that part of a novel where the line that contains the title of the novel appears? Like the part of To Kill A Mockingbird where Atticus lectures Jem on the use of his new shotgun saying he can shoot all the blue jays (?) he wants, but it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird… Or the part of Gone With The Wind where Scarlett has fled Atlanta and is trying to get home to Tara and her mother and she wonders if Tara is still standing, or is it gone with the wind that has swept through Georgia…

I love it when I find the title phrase in novels, but I didn’t know there was a specific literary term attached to it. Sister-in-law is positive that such a term exists. What say you, O Book Bloggers?


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