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By examining the novel Sam the Sudden we can see how PG Wodehouse uses interesting and unusual word choice to develop a novel that has a strong effect on the reader The novel is about Sam who moves from New York to England to get a new job with Mr Wrenn working for a newspaper We can see an example of unusual word choice in the first paragraph where New York is described New York stewing in the rays of a late August sun The word stewing is unusual but gives us the impression of the city heating up slowly over the day A stew is thick and almost solid and here the air is almost solid as well as if restricting the people Its as if the heat is suffocating Wodehouse uses this to give the description a stifling negative feel This is the day when Sam leaves New York and perhaps Wodehouse is suggesting the city isnt the place for Sam Later on in the novel we can see more interesting word choice when Wodehouse describes a semidetached house being joined like a stucco Siamese Twin in indissoluble union Stucco is an unusual word because of its meaning It is a type of plaster used to waterproof houses The houses look like someone has tried to make them look the same but it hasnt worked It suggests that the houses have been together forever It makes them stand out more from the rest of the street It is like theyre sharing a part of each other leaning on each other The description of the houses represent the relationship the two neighbours Sam and Mr Wrenn have Sam used Mr Wrenns money to buy the house so we see their lives are interweaving like the houses and Sam relies on Mr Wrenn for income Mr Wrenn supports him like the houses support each other
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