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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…

Leaving Cert English Higher Level Timing

This is a regular question for our Snapchat Leaving Cert Q&A, so here's the low down, a consensus from people who recently got the A1 (H1).

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Paper 1

Total time: 170 minutes (200 marks)

Reading
15-20 minutes (read the questions first, then the texts)

A
i
10 min (15 marks) Aim for 0.75 - 1 page
ii
10 min (15 marks) Aim for 0.75 - 1 page
iii
15 min (20 marks) Aim for 1.25 pages

B
30 min (50 marks) Aim for 2 pages

Composing
65 min (100 marks) Aim for 4-5 pages

Proofreading
15 minutes

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Paper 2

Total time: 200 minutes (200 marks)

Reading the questions
5 minutes

Single text
50 min (60 marks) Aim for 4-5 pages

Comparative
60 min (70 marks) Aim for 4.5-5 pages

Unseen poetry
20 min (20 marks) Aim for 1 page

Prescribed poetry
45 min (50 marks) Aim for 4-5 pages

Proofreading
15 minutes

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