What does the term "transition" refer to in writing essays?
Transitions are how you connect the current paragraph to the previous one. One type of transition is using a key transitional word, such as "also" or "therefore", that allows you to build on top of ideas introduced previously.
Why is it important the To Kill a Mockingbird is narrated by a child?
As a child, Scout has a naive and innocently ignorant perspective that allows the readers to view the events Scout describes objectively.
Define and give an example of a gerund phrase.
A gerund is a verb form ending in -ing; a gerund phrase is the gerund along with any modifiers and/or complements. Gerund phrases serve as nouns. Example: "I hate [watering the plants outside]." The brackets contain the entire gerund phrase.