Parallelism In A Tale Of Two Cities

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In the novel, The Tale of Two Cities, written by Charles Dickens, the author uses the rhetorical device that is parallelism. Parallelism is the grammatical or rhetorical framing of words, phrases, sentences, or paragraphs to give structural similarity. “It was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us” (Dickens 1). Another example of parallelism is in the novel The Things They Carried, “To generalize about war is like generalizing about peace. Almost everything is true. Almost nothing is true” (O’Brien). In a Tale of Two Cities the underlying theme is a sense of reawakening. In the novel, a character by the name of Mr. Manette, has gone through a deep tragic past. He has had been
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