What are some examples of word choice that convey the setting of "Through the Tunnel" by Doris Lessing?

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Doris Lessing is very adept at conveying a setting through the use of few, carefully chosen words. In this story, we can see this skill at work. She describes the bay, for example, as "wild and rocky," two descriptors which immediately help us to understand that this is not a place where it is safe for children to bathe, but a cove where the tides crash in fiercely and where a person could easily be injured by the unpredictable sea. Likewise, the beach adjacent is "crowded"—putting these two elements together, we can interpret that the reason the beach is so crowded is because the bay area is not...

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