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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…

D.H. Lawrence for Leaving Cert English

Full notes on D.H. Lawrence covering his poems:

Call into Death
Piano (view sample)
The Mosquito
Delight of Being Alone
Absolute Reverence
What have they done to you
Bavarian Gentians

and a sample essay:

The Poetry of D.H. Lawrence – a personal journey.

Write a personal response to the poems by D.H. Lawrence on your course. Support your points with reference to the poetry on your course.

The author of the scandalous “Lady Chatterly’s Lover” fascinated me with his overwhelmingly honest beautiful poems. He addresses the conflicted relationship between man and nature in “The Mosquito” and “Snake” highlighting man’s pathetic sense of entitlement and weakness against her forces. He shows his softer side in “Piano” and feels guilty for his desire to escape - a concept familiar to any Leaving Cert student. “Intimates” offers us a glimpse into the most dramatic moments of the speaker’s emotional life. “Absolute Reverence” and “Delight of Being Alone” are deeply introspective personal poems. Lawrence’s unique ability to use aesthetic language without pretence to communicate deep insights and emotions makes him one of my favourite poets...

It is a 19 A4 page (6,400 word) PDF download with only the most relevant material for your English Higher Level H1. 

The notes give you lots of options in terms of the points you could make on each poem.

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