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Imagery in A Tale of Two Cities
Imagery Examples in A Tale of Two Cities:
Book the First: Recalled to Life - Chapter IV
"damp..." See in text (Book the First: Recalled to Life - Chapter IV)
Dickens often uses sensory imagery, such as his description of the mildewy, rank coach with its “damp and dirty straw,” to comment on the deplorable living conditions in England at the time. Dickens’s imagery highlights the major drawbacks of both the Enlightenment and the Industrial Revolution, which began in England in the mid-18th century.