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The repetition is significant in that the author is using subtle tones and wordings to describe the monotony and sameness of life in Coketown. Nothing happens here............ there's no individuality, no imagination, and no desire to be different. It's as if the town has just 'settled' for the norm and has no aspirations to be better.
"It contained several large streets all very like one another, and many small streets still more like one another, inhabited by people equally like one another, who all went in and out at the same hours, with the same sound upon the same
pavements, to do the same work, and to whom every day was the same
as yesterday and to-morrow, and every year the counterpart of the
last and the next."
Hard Times/ Book One/ Chapter 5