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

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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.

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