Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Lit Elements in a Tale of Two Cities

  • diction, apostrophe (Lorry was speaking to the ghost, an abstract concept and being)

  • antithesis- "it was the best of times, it was the worst of times" (page 13)

  • Setting- uses England and France to address the theme. Also, the time period (Pre French Revolution)

  • theme- rebirth. Revolutions change a country. (example: "Recalled to Life")

  • symbolism

  • syntax- death and fate creating a metaphor

  • anaphora- repeating first phrase in the beginning of the book.

  • tone-creepy, gloomy, and dark (example: talking about death and destruction)

  • genre- historical fiction

  • dialect- "aint" and "holla" and "do ya"

  • metaphor- wine cask
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