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Introduction

Oliver Twist Dickens has a very unique style; he uses very descriptive language that contains a lot of adjectives. He also uses lists particularly when he's describing a place in the following passages the features of dickens style are evident. What impressions does the reader gain of the nineteenth century in London? Dickens knew London very well and in Oliver twist he describes the London he knew. The artful dodger takes Oliver to Fagin's den through London's streets. The reader gets the feeling of speed to show this dickens uses a list "They crossed from the angel into st Johns road; struck down the small street which terminates at saddlers welis theatre". This sounds like directions for somebody who doesn't know where they are going it creates a sense of speed. ...read more.

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Dickens writes "And so Oliver remained all that day and for the greater part of many subsequent days". He uses repetition to describe the pasting of time so slowly for Oliver, he also uses an alliteration the words left and long also to show the pasting of time. At the end of the paragraph dickens uses the word "sad" to describe Oliver mood because the times passing by so slowly. Dickens then describes the room. He uses adjectives to show the large, dirty and the darkness of the room. Dickens uses "Great high and large" To describe how small Oliver feels walking the large doors. Dickens also uses the words "Black, neglect and dust" To show the dirtiness and darkness in the room. Alliteration has also been used "Dismal and dreary" This describes the gloominess and the sadness in the room. ...read more.

Conclusion

In the next paragraph the pace increases, Dickens lists all the people coming into London "Donkey-carts laden with vegetables " By the end of this passage the streets become livelier, also at the end of this passage dickens uses alliteration a quote to show this is "Shoreditch, Smithfield, Sheets and Swelled". These words all begin with the letter S this shows the pace and movement. Dickens also uses the word 'roar' this gives the reader an idea of what sort of sounds he hears. This carried on in the next few lines, Dickens writes "So into Smithfield from which the latter place a rose a trumult of discordant sounds". Dickens uses the word discordant this means formitting out; he also uses the word trumult, which means noisy and bustle. The book Oliver Twist is a very different book compared to the other novels that Charles Dickens wrote. But in all his books he uses the same technique, which keeps the reader interested. By Fiona McKenzie ...read more.

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