Crichton Smith described the style of the novel as "simple and almost transparent".
This is appropriate as Mrs Scott has led a simple existence and has a rather naive outlook on life.
""I came to tell you that you’ll have to leave the house.""
"Of course the words didn’t make any sense. What should she leave the house for?"
""It’s very simple," he said, "the Duke wants you out of here because...""
""Is he wanting the house for himself?" she asked."
Where similes are used, they often refer to simple, basic everyday things, as when Mrs Scott compares leaving her house to a potato being uprooted:
"It was natural for a potato to grow in the earth. If you took it out of the earth before its time it would die."
Metaphors, similes, personification... test yourself on these and many more English terms with this hazardous game!
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