• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

How does D.H Lawrence create impressions through his use of language in his novella "The Fox?"

Extracts from this document...


How does D.H Lawrence create impressions through his use of language? D.H Lawrence uses a number of techniques to create impressions through language in his novella, 'The Fox'. One section in which Lawrence distinctly applies language to compose these impressions is when March meets the Fox face to face. This significant turning point in the novella demonstrates linguistic features such as imagery, symbolism, and literary devices. The first paragraph of this segment, opens; 'One evening March was standing with her back to the sunset, her gun under her arm, her hair pushed under her cap.' Straight away the reader has a deep insight into March's character. The fact that March has her back to the sunset is almost a metaphor to the fact that she has no direction in life. ...read more.


'...were a darkish, brownish green in the full light.' '...pine trees shone in the air.' '...stalks all agleam, was full of light.' '...thinking' The third paragraph begins with a pronoun bout only one noun is used for 'Fox'; this is effective as it immediately introduces the reader to the Fox. This paragraph is fast moving therefore Lawrence makes use of short and simple sentences to add speed, make the paragraph dramatic and to make the novella progress. Additionally, similar to the second paragraph Lawrence creates pictures in the readers' minds with the use of adjectives and verbs. 'She lowered her eyes, and suddenly saw the fox.' 'They met her eyes. And he knew her. She was spell-bound.' The meeting of March and the fox symbolises the meeting of masculinity and femininity. ...read more.


Further more in this paragraph the Lawrence controls the reader into the notion of the fox being a male. Lawrence describes him vividly as being cocky and confident as the fox leaves March. Lawrence describes the fox with a simile in this paragraph, it is used to put across how smooth the fox is. Also Lawrence attaches an air of sexual characteristics to the fox, again suggesting he is male. Lawrence finishes this paragraph and this section of his novella with a soft and slowly paced line, signifying that the excitement is over. '...saw him making off' '...slow leaps...slow impudent jumps.' 'Then he glanced over his shoulder and ran smoothly away.' 'She saw his brush held smooth like a feather.' '...she saw his white buttocks twinkle.' D.H Lawrence effectively creates impressions to his readers through the language he applies in 'The Fox'. He successfully makes use of these techniques distinctly in the four paragraphs of March meeting the fox. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE DH Lawrence section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE DH Lawrence essays

  1. Critical appraisal of DH Lawrence's short story, 'Odour of Chrysanthemums', making use of stylistic ...

    These thinkers included Claude Levi Strauss and literary critic Roland Barthes. Their main stream of thought was, as described by Peter Barry: "The belief that things cannot be understood in isolation- they have to be seen in the context of the larger structures."2 Roland Barthes took on these ideas in his approach to analysing text.

  2. Consider the different ways, including use of language, that each writer uses to get ...

    This makes her more interesting, so that the reader wants to find out more about her. He takes us inside her thoughts and feelings but also contrasts this with an outside view. This is an effective technique for creating depth in her character.

  1. "Snake" By D. H. Lawrence - review

    Was it cowardice, that I dared not kill him? Was perversity ,that I longed to talk to him? The poet is seeking an explaination to his behaviour towards the snake , yet he felt so "honoured" that this snake chose his water-trough to drink from.Furthermore, he still can't stop these

  2. D.H. Lawrence - A personal review.

    PIANO Softly, in the dusk, a woman is singing to me; Taking me back down the vista of years, till I see A child sitting under the piano, in the boom of the tingling strings And pressing the small, poised feet of a mother who smiles as she sings.

  1. Discuss the part played by the narrator in two, or more texts. The two ...

    Kenton was not giving him the full amount of attention he deserved. However after this conversation Stevens decided to cancel any such meeting in the future. In other words he cut of his nose to spite his face. The narrator Stevens, is an unreliable narrator.

  2. Write a study of the opening of DH Lawrence's short story

    "Inevitable" is used to describe the train coming. It suggests that industry cannot be stopped. The woman stood "insignificantly" because industry does not let mankind stand in its way. The woman is not named because it can be anyone. She is a representative of mankind.

  1. David Herbert Lawrence - review of The Rainbow

    She thought that whosoever knew her, knew she was enough and accepted her as such. She thought it was a world of people like herself" 3 Ursula seems to maintain remnants of a belief in a common, agrarian community, although this perception is rapidly becoming inaccurate and outdated.

  2. In these stories D. H. Lawrence shows animosity between men and women, particularly with ...

    They think that they are superior to their male counterparts and because of this they always look down at them with disgust and disrespect. The women are dissatisfied with their lives especially with their husbands.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work