Roald Dahl's Writing Style Analytical Essay by Master Researcher

Roald Dahl's Writing Style
This paper analyzes Roald Dahl's distinctive writing style.
# 33101 | 900 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Sep 23, 2003 in Literature (Children) , Literature (English)

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This paper discusses Dahl's unique style of writing and how he combines the mundane and the fantastic, the bizarre and the grotesque. The paper examines his usage of grammar, language, diction, images, syntax, detail, structure and themes. The paper shows how Dahl created a style which is unique and that serves his plots.

From the Paper:

"Roald Dahl's imagery is fantastic, in the sense that it is based on the ordinary but will always bring us to other - non-realistic - realms. Good example being the Chocolate factory (Willy Wonka); the Giant Peach; the man who turns his daughter into a bee (in his adult short stories collection); or Danny, the champion of the world, that uses narcotics to hunt game. The imagery is "regular", but the setting where it's put makes it unique. For example, we wouldn't expect to see a Giant Peach, although we're used of seeing peaches.
"Another sort of imagery is "stolen" from legends and myths. There are many images of mythical creatures that arrive into "regular" settings. In his adult stories, you can also find people who are "mysterious", you don't know who they are, but they spin the story. In other words, all of the images eccentric, that burst into our face where they are least expected."

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