To Kill a Mocking Bird

‘His fingers found the front door-knob. He gently released my hand, opened the door, went inside and shut the door behind him. I never saw him again.’

Here the foreboding feeling that was created earlier on in the chapter is confirmed. This was the last time Scout ever saw Boo. Here the author uses lots of long, descriptive sentences to lengthen the scene. She also manages to create a somewhat surreal atmosphere. Harper Lee then ends the paragraph with a simple short sentence, I never saw him again.’ This short sentence serves its purpose by creating effect and emphasis.