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Personification
human qualities are attributed to inanimate objects, animals, or ideas.
Simile
a comparison between two essentially unlike things that are similar in one aspect. This figure of speech is usually introduced by "like" or "as."
Metaphor
implies or states (without using "like" or "as") a comparison between two unlike things that are similar in some way. This is usually a deeper connection than a simile.
Hyperbole
exaggeration for the sake of emphasis.
Alliteration
the repetition of the same sounds—usually the initial letter—in any sequence of neighboring (not necessarily next to each other) words.
Allusion
a reference to a literary, historical, or mythological person or event to explain a present situation.
Metaphor and personification
The beach was a desert of heaps of sea and stones tumbling wildly about, and the sea did what it liked, and what it liked was destruction.
Simile and metaphor
"I have passed from one to another, in the course of my business life, just as I pass from one of our customers to another in the course of my business day; in short, I have no feelings; I am a mere machine."
Allusion and alliteration
He added, in a jesting way, that perhaps George Washington might gain almost as great a name in history as George the Third.
Simile and alliteration
at night, when the lamplighter had let these down, and lighted, and hoisted them again, a feeble grove of dim wicks swung in a sickly manner overhead, as if they were at sea.
Personification and hyperbole
The mill which had worked them down, was the mill that grinds young people old; the children had ancient faces and grave voices; and upon them, and upon the grown faces, and ploughed into every furrow of age and coming up afresh, was the sign, Hunger.
Personification
Hunger stared down from the smokeless chimneys, and started up from the filthy street that had no offal, among its refuse, or anything to eat.
Simile
They kept him in a dark place, like a cheese, until he had the full Tellson flavour and blue-mould upon him.
Allusion
From these decayed sons and daughters of Gaul, she had acquired such wonderful arts, that the woman and girl who formed the staff of domestics regarded here as Cinderella's Godmother.
Simile
When the Attorney-General ceased, a buzz arose in the court as if a cloud of great blue-flies were swarming about the prisoner, in anticipation of what he was soon to become.
Simile
The upshot of which, was, to smash this witness like a crockery vessel, and shiver his part of the case to useless lumber
Alliteration
They went up slowly and softly. The staircase was short, and they were soon at the top.
Allusion
Tellson's had whitewashed the Cupid, but he was still to be seen on the ceiling, in the coolest linen, aiming (as he very often does) at money from morning to night.
Metaphor
From the dimly-lighted passages of the court, the last sediment of the human stew that had been boiling there all day, was straining off . . .
Simile
The florid countenance of Mr. Stryver might be daily seen, bursting out of the bed of wigs, like a great sunflower pushing its way at the sun from among a rank gardenful of flaring companions.
Personification
Mysterious backs and ends of houses peeped at them as they talked, and the plane- tree whispered to them in its own way above their heads.
Hyperbole
"I wish you to know that you have been the last dream of my soul."
Personification, alliteration, and simile
Up the two terrace flights of steps the rain ran wildly, and beat at the great door, like a swift messenger rousing those within; uneasy rushes of wind went through the hall
Simile
He occupied rooms in the Bank . . . of which he had grown to be a part, like strong root-ivy.
Personification
Then, the night, with the moon and the stars, turned pale and died, and for a little while it seemed as if Creation were delivered over to Death's dominion.
Jarvis Lorry
England
Nice, caring, businessman
Close with the Manettes
Lucie Manette
The golden thread
Born in France, raised in England
Kind, loyal, loving
Married to Charles Darnay
Daughter to Dr. Manette
Jerry Cruncher
Resurrection Man
England
Sketchy, grave robber, creepy, secretive
Father to Young Jerry
Husband to Mrs. Cruncher
Works with Jarvis Lorry at Tellson's
Young Jerry Cruncher
England
Loyal, secretive
Son of Jerry and Mrs. Cruncher
Doctor Manette
Doctor of Beauvais
Born in France, lives in England
Old, lonely, loving
Father of Lucie Manette
Father-in-law of Charles Darnay
Charles Darnay
Evremond
Born in France, lives in England
Handsome and mysterious
Married to Lucie Manette
Father of Little Lucie, and son who died
Is on the Defarge's hit list
Roger Cly
Spy
England
Sneaky
Is dug up by Jerry Cruncher
Miss Pross
The Wild Red Woman
Calls Lucie a Lady Bird
Protective and caring of the Manettes
Mother figure to Lucie
Close with Manettes
Friends with Mr. Lorry
Solomon Pross
Brother of Miss Pross
Bad man, stole money and stuff from Miss Pross
"Heartless"
Sydney Carton
Jackal
Lawyer
A drunk
Selfless, lost in life, worthless
Big hearted, loves and cares for Lucie Manette
Lawyer of Charles Darnay
CJ Stryver
Lion
Selfish, fat, drunken man
Defense Attorney for the Charles Darnay case
Monsieur Marquis
Part of upper class
France
Runs over baby, gets killed by the father of baby
Ruthless, doesn't care about anyone
Charles Darnay's uncle
Gaspard
Peasant
France
Seeks revenge, kills Marquis
Father of child that was killed
John Barsad
Spy
England
Sneaky
Is on the Defarge's hit list
Madame Defarge
Constantly knitting
France
Ruthless, revolutionary
Married to Monsieur Defarge, houses Doctor Manette
Monsieur Defarge
Owns wine shop
France
Revolutionary, doesn't want Charles or Lucie to die
Married to Madame Defarge
Jacques
The revolutionaries
France
Secretive
Want a revolution
Mender of roads
Saw man under the carriage going to kill the Marquis
Peasant
France
Met/talked with Jacques
Vestige- noun
a trace of something that is disappearing or no longer exists
Infallible- adjective
incapable of making mistakes or being wrong
Malady- noun
a disease or ailment
Edifice- noun
a building (especially a large and intimidating one)
Acquiesce- verb
to accept something reluctantly, but without protest
Inclement- adjective
unpleasantly cold and wet (used with weather)
Prodigious- adjective
impressively large in size or extent
Insinuate- verb
to suggest or hint about something bad in an unpleasant way
Latent- adjective
hidden or concealed
Adjacent- adjective
next to or adjoining something else
Surmise- verb
to suppose that something is true without having evidence to confirm it
Furtive- adjective
attempting to avoid notice or attention from a fear of getting in trouble
Incredulous, adj
unwilling or unable to believe something
Myriad, noun
countless OR and extremely large number
Disconcerting, adj
causing one to feel disturbed or unsettled
Lethargy, noun
a lack of energy or enthusiasm
Prevalent, adj
widespread or common in a particular place or a particular time
Conspicuous, adj
standing out or attracting attention
Expound, verb
to present and explain an idea or theory in detail
Magnanimous, adj
very generous OR very forgiving (especially to someone less powerful)
Dubious, adj
hesitating / doubtful OR not to be relied on
Shrewd, adj
having or showing sharp powers of judgment
Ostentatious, adj
designed to impress or attract notice, (usually used in a negative way.)
Laudable, adj
deserving of praise