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Biology 2018 Solutions for Leaving Cert Higher Level

You can access the paper via the website. No marking scheme is available at the time of writing. You may also like: Leaving Cert Biology.
Q1. (a) 1. To receive energy for cellular reactions to occur 2. For growth and repair  (b) Many sugar units joined together  (c) Cellulose  (d) Contains glycerol and three fatty acids  (e) Phospholipids are found in cell membranes  (f) Biuret test 
Q2. (a) Living factor  (b) The place where an organism lives  (c) All of the different populations living in an area  (d) All members of the same species living in an area  (e) The functional role of an organism in an ecosystem  (f) The part of the Earth that sustains life  (g) Checking for the presence or absence of an organism in an ecosystem 
Q3. (a) Interphase  (b) Cell division in which one cell becomes two cells and the number of chromosomes is retained. The genetic material of the daughter cell is identical to the mother cell.  (c)1. The chromosome number is halved in meiosis  2. Meiosis involves 2 c…

W.B. Yeats Sample Answer & Notes: Personal Reflection and Public Commentary

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With the Easter Rising centenary commemoration this year, there is all the more reason to be prepared for a W.B. Yeats question.

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“Yeats uses evocative language to create poetry that includes both personal reflection and public commentary.” 

Discuss this statement, supporting your answer with reference to both the themes and language found in the poetry of W. B. Yeats on your course.

The marking scheme directs examiners to reward references to personal and public reflections conveyed through various images, symbols and descriptive details, themes of politics, nature, transience, art and beauty, effective use of language, etc.

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The Proclamation. W.B. Yeats. Constance Markievicz. Patrick Pearse. John McBride. Thomas MacDonagh 
Yeats is one of the most widely quoted poets. This is a testament to his captivating language and timeless themes. The centenary of the Easter Rising calls for a re-examination of his work in a new light. Yeats’s passion for his country and for peace is reflected through many different angles in his poems. He was unreserved in poetic portrayals of his inner conflicts and sorrows. I will explore this statement in depth using the poems The Wild Swans at Coole, Sailing to Byzantium, The Lake Isle of Innisfree, September 1913, Easter 1916, An Irish Airman Foresees His Death, Stare's Nest by My Window and The Second Coming.

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