What is the writing style of Roald Dahl in his stories for children?

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Roald Dahl has a humorous writing style for children. He is very creative, using unique adjectives in his descriptive writing. Dahl uses figures of speech in his writing:

He uses specific names and figures of speech which compliments the different character in his or her personality and features. Such as Augustus Gloop to name a fat and greedy boy in the story Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. These exaggerate the characters traits as such making them seem either more evil or a better hero.

Also, Dahl makes the characters come alive on every page. He can create characters that are enjoyable and humorous:

Roald Dahl's has a creative and humorous style when it comes to writing children's books such as James and the giant peach or...

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He was very spooky

 

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