Lesson #114: Mini-lesson Monday (Part 2): Charles Dickens and How Vocabulary ‘Groups’ Create a Strong Atmosphere in Your Writing

Mini-lesson Monday, Part 2:

2) While having the definitions of difficult vocabulary does help us to understand the passage, the most important thing when reading this paragraph from the opening pages of Bleak House ( as seen in the previous post) is to focus on the repetitive word ‘FOG’ particularly in the context of London’s setting, establishes a memorable atmosphere from the very beginning.

✍️ All his descriptive phrases emphasise one point: can you guess what it is?

I will be covering more ways to enhance your reading and improve your English through literature in an upcoming lesson series. 

For now, the answer to the previous question is: the fog is dirty, it is everywhere, and it is almost suffocating.

A mysterious beginning, wouldn’t you agree? 🧐

by J. E. Gibbons

English language tutor and researcher at 'Learn English Through Literature' (2024)