In Charles Dickens novel “A Tale of Two Cities” he expresses a tone of disgust through the use of sarcasm, alliteration, and repetition. Tone is the writer’s attitude towards the subject, and in this case Charles Dickens shows disgust towards Monseigneor. In his story he uses sarcasm to describe how selfish Monseigneur is. For example he states “Deep would have been the blot upon his escutcheon if his chocolate had been ignobly waited on by only three men; he must have died of two”. He shows sarcasm in his quote by making fun of Monseigneur by the way he is being served , he says he would have chocked with his chocolate if he was served by three men and he would have died if he was served by two men. Charles Dickens uses alliteration to describe how spectacular his attendants had to be, for example he states “It was impossible for Monseigneur to dispense with one of these attendants on the chocolate and hold his high place under the admiring heavens”. Charles Dickens describes alliteration in his story by describing how creative Monseigneur is by, holding his high place under the admiring heavens. Charles Dickens uses repetition throughout his whole story; the main words that he uses in his story are Monseigneur and chocolate. He uses Monseigneur to describe the things that Monseigneur has done. He uses the word chocolate to describe how much he admires his chocolate. In conclusion Charles Dickens uses words of diction to describe how Monseigneur acts, and thinks.’ I enjoyed this passage because of the way he expresses sarcasm, alliteration and repetition.
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