Write a paragraph describing your own city or suburb using some of the literary language techniques that we have seen working in Charles Dickens.
This week in my Nineteenth Century Literature Course we studied Charles Dickens and the way in which he uses language techniques to create a moving piece of literature. Some of the techniques he used that I highly admired were syntax, imagery and continuous effect. This week, I will construct a paragraph about my own hometown, attempting to use these language techniques as successfully as he did.
It is a chaotic town to say the least. People racing off to work on foot almost as fast as the buses travelling by them, or how fast they would be travelling if they were not caught up in piles and piles of backed up vehicles. Different professions pass me by. A mailman delivering bills to every townhouse that all look identical from one another, a dad doing the school drop off run, a fitness class led by their personal trainer, a dog walker with a hand full of dog leashes, a barrister in his suit all sharp for court, a dancer in tights walking as if gravity had no effect, university students with their heads down in study notes, and couples hand-in-hand. An hour before this the streets were quiet with not one car to be seen. The world suddenly awakes and takes no time in proving that. The chaos of this scene lasts well into the afternoon and ceases around nightfall.