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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…

English Revision Day 27 January 2018 in Roscommon

English Revision Day 27 January 2018 in Roscommon

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We will cover English Paper 1 and Paper 2 for Higher Level.

We will cover Paper 1 entirely. For Paper 2 we will include King Lear, Comparative, Poetry (prioritising the key suspects for June), how to approach Unseen Poetry and answer all your questions. Have a look at our notes contents to understand our approach. For Comparative, the current plan is to cover Rear Window, Macbeth and Fault in Our Stars. This can be expanded.

We provide digital notes that are included with the revision day. You get to keep them and print them if you wish.


27 January 2018

How long? 

10:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. 


Martina, who got 8 A1s in her Leaving Cert, wrote most of the notes and answers your questions on Snapchat in the meantime, will host the course. Martina is an academic editor, writer, doctor and passionate educator. You can see her full career track here.

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You will get our notes emailed to you for free as soon as you book.

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The QUAD Youth Centre, Circular Road, Roscommon

Why Roscommon?

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Can this Revision Day be followed up with Grinds?

We aim to decrease the need for any grinds. However, if you feel that you need help, write to and we will organise an online one-on-one session for you. 

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