Shrinklits are written in couplets -- pairs of rhyming lines. For an eight to 12 line poem, you would therefore include four to six couplets. The poem doesn't have to be written sequentially; you can compose them first, then order them later. After relating the events of the plot, you can also conclude with a couplet that tells the theme of the story. Since the theme of "To Kill a Mockingbird" is that you should try to understand another person's viewpoint before judging them, your ending might be: "Follow not your own views/ Walk in someone else's shoes."
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