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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 (see previous post) is to focus on the repetitive word ‘FOG’ and how Dickens wants you to FEEL about it. So …

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Lesson #114: Mini-lesson Monday (Part 1): Charles Dickens and How Vocabulary ‘Groups’ Create a Strong Atmosphere in Your Writing

Another Monday, another mini-lesson (in 2 posts – this is part 1): My inspiration today comes from Charles Dickens, one of the most popular authors in the English language.  Bleak House (1853) is a favourite of mine, a long two-volume novel that interweaves two narrative voices in an intriguing story. I will quote from its …

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