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Literary Genre in The Great Gatsby, All My Sons and I'm Not Scared for Leaving Cert Comparative #625Lab

"Authors can use various techniques to make settings real and engaging." #625Lab
The author took on the challenging literary genre question - and did so quite well! 
I have studied the novel 'The Great Gatsby' by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the play 'All my Sons' written by Arthur Miller, and the film 'I'm Not Scared' directed by Gabriele Salvatores. From studying these texts, it is obvious that the authors employ many literary and camera techniques to make their works real and engaging.

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The tool of narration is very powerful in making a story come to life and it is one that is used well in all three texts. 'The Great Gatsby' has the first-person narrator, Nick Carraway. He is an observer of the world but also a participant in it. We see everything as filtered through his account, and so this gives rise to the question of whether we can trust him or not. The use of a first-person narrat…

Eavan Boland Full Notes and Sample Answer: Reflective Insights and Precise Use of Language

“Boland’s reflective insights are expressed through her precise use of language.” 

Write your response to this statement, supporting your answer with suitable reference to the poetry on your course. (2011 HL Paper II Q2)
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"Dusk: they will work tomorrow without him" - The Famine Road
Eavan Boland’s poetry left a lasting impression on me. It is multifaceted and incredibly deep. It gave me the the opportunity to find genuine new insights into how conflicts arise and how they are sustained, how relationships evolve and the valuable gift of letting go. Boland isn't simply diplomatic, she is honest and magnanimous - to me, she is a poet with real integrity and a big heart. Her style seemed a little plain to me at first, then I realised that it allowed the peak moments of her poems to peak even higher.

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