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Through the identification of the forms of language Lawrence used in Odour of Chrysanthemums, such as sentence structure, imagery, and vocabulary, I have attempted to duplicated his style and maintain the tone of the story

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Introduction

D.H.Lawrence: Odour of Chrysanthemums As they went towards the house he tore at the ragged wisps of chrysanthemums and dropped the petals in handfuls along the path." Don't do that-it does look nasty," said his mother. He refrained and she, suddenly pitiful, broke off a twig with three or four wan flowers and held them against her face. When mother and son reached the yard her hand hesitated, and instead of laying the flower aside, she pushed it in her apron-band. The mother and son stood at the foot of the three steps looking across the bay of lines at the passing home of the miners. The trundle of the small train was imminent. Suddenly the engine loomed past the house and came to a stop opposite the gate. ...read more.

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Cordial greetings were exchanged and both individuals went up the three steps and made their way tentatively to the sitting room where tea was waiting for them, arranged carefully on the tray. They sat awkwardly, like strangers, fidgeting with nervous tension. After what appeared to be an eternity, the old man looked up satisfied. He turned to his daughter standing near the kitchen then looked towards John. "It has been too long", the old man said, choked with emotion. This statement seemed to offer immense relief as one could feel the tension of the room dissipate like a bad vapour. ___________________________________________________________ Commentary/Discussion: The additional paragraphs tried to maintain the tension and expectancy, Lawrence created to this point in the story. Through carefully chosen vocabulary, imagery, and sentence structure, Lawrence sets the stage of a small, bleak mining village. ...read more.

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For example, "The trucks thumped heavily past, one by one, with slow inevitable movement, as she stood insignificantly trapped between the jolting black wagons and the hedge; then they curved away towards the coppice where the withered oak leaves dropped noiselessly, while the birds, pulling at the scarlet hips beside the track, made off into the dusk that had already crept into the spinney". Lawrence also used imagery to sustain a mood of expectancy. The added paragraphs have attempted this. "This statement seemed to offer immense relief as one could feel the tension of the room dissipate like a bad vapour", is used to explicitly describe the mood conveyed while leaving no room for doubt. Through the identification of the forms of language Lawrence used in Odour of Chrysanthemums, such as sentence structure, imagery, and vocabulary, I have attempted to duplicated his style and maintain the tone of the story. ...read more.

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