Analysis of Dickens' Description of Fog In London in "Great Expectations".

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Dickens uses language in this paragraph to create an impression of a fog-bound Lonmpasise

don. Dickens uses repetition of the word "fog" throughout this passage. The use of the repetition helps reinforces and emphasises how foggy it is, constantly reminding the reader of the peculiar weather. It also conveys the idea that it isn't just a normal foggy day but a day with fog so peculiar and heavy that you have to repeat it several times to portray the idea of a heavy, unusual fogbound city. It is constantly repeated to remind us of how thick and strange it is. Usually fog isn't particularly interesting to be repeated so many times.H e emphasise and focus is put on the fog to try and express and give an impression of an unusual and intense foggy atmosphere to the reader.
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Dickens also uses various prepositions in this passage.For example he uses prepositions in this quotes : "Fog up the river" ; " fog down the river" ; " fog on the Essex marshes"; "fog in the stem and bowl" ; "fog wheezing by". The uses of these various prepositions help emphasise and convey the fact that fog is indeed everywhere ("fog everywhere"). In and out, up and down,quite literally everywhere which makes the reader vividly picture all London covered in heavy thick fog.

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