A Christmas Carol

The diction for the ghosts

Why did Dickens mention the name of the ghosts as messanger, ghost, spirit, and phantom? Is there any specific reason for determining the diction? Thanks

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I think this gives a more vivid and varied description of Scrooge's visit. Each word has a slightly different and ominous connection with the reader.