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Use of Metaphors in "A Tale of Two Cities"

Summary: In his novel "A Tale of Two Cities," Charles Dickens uses metaphors to tell much of the story, such as when he compares fire and water with the events that take place in the revolution. Flood and fire, both natural disasters, become metaphors for the reovlution's destructive forces.
Through literary technique authors set the basis of their entire novel. The technique of metaphor is one of the major ways to help develop the plot and characters. In his novel A Tale of Two Cities, Dickens displays his genius of metaphor for comparing fire and water with the events that take place in the revolution. In this way flood and fire, both natural disasters, become metaphors for the destructive forces of the revolution.

"And it was now...that they began to have an awful sound, as of a great storm in France with a dreadful sea rising" (Dickens, 212). At this point in time Lucie Manette is five years old, and France is almost on the verge of revolution. The reason why this metaphor works so well is the sound of "a dreadful sea rising" means that the people, who represent...

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