The words Orwell uses to describe the morning after the Revolution are very descriptive.  What sort of words and images does he use? What does he want us to think about the farm? 

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The morning after the Revolution is a glorious and exciting time for the animals of Manor Farm. This is shown through Orwell's use of descriptive words like "gazed," "ecstasy," and "gambolled," which convey this sentiment to the reader.

Coupled with this, Orwell creates an image of the countryside which is both idyllic and idealised. He does this by using phrases like "sweet summer grass" and "rich scent." In addition, phrases like "they gambolled round and round" and the animals rushed to the top of it" conveys a strong image of freedom.

Orwell uses language in this way because he wants the reader to understand the significance of the Revolution from the perspective of the animals. He wants the reader to appreciate, for instance, that taking control of the farm is a huge achievement which is almost unbelievable:

Yes it was theirs - everything that they could see was theirs!

They could hardly believe it was all their own.

Almost-dreamlike, the morning after the Revolution is filled with hope and optimism. After months of planning, the Revolution has been a great success and Orwell wants the reader to share in this moment of joy. 

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Animal Farm

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