The Mystery of Edwin Drood Questions and Answers
by Charles Dickens

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Chapter 1 Tones and Rhetorical Devices *What is the tone of chapter one are there any shifts in the tone through out it? *What are some Rhetorical Devices used and what are their examples? ~This is my first time reading a story by him and I need to do Journals on this story I really need help

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The Mystery of Edwin Drood by Charles Dickens opens with a dark, menacing tone as the characters are introduced as sharing a bed inside a horrible, little room that serves as an opium den. The man, a Lascar, a Chinaman, and a haggard woman are atop the bed under the influence of opium. As the waking man arises from the bed, the tone switches to one of aggression when he grabs the man by the throat. An air of mystery is also evident in chapter one as the reader has yet to have a clue about the man's identity or why he is in the opium den. The chapter ends with the man entering a cathedral.

Dickens uses a metaphor , a comparison, of the man's opium induced vision of a rusty spike on a...

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