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Question: What impressions does Fitzgerald give the reader of the preoccupations of American society in the Jazz age? Explain also, the relevance of The Great Gatsby to the reader of the 21st Century.

GCSE English Essay, A Grade, Band 2, 84%

Answer: The chaos and violence of the First World War left America, and...


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  • Subject: English Literature
  • Course: English Literature
  • Level: GCSE
  • Year: Not applicable
  • Mark: 84%
  • Words: 1321
  • Date submitted: February 25, 2013
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 4519

Question: An analysis of the poem ‘Lament’ by Gillian Clarke.
GCSE English Essay- A mark, Band 2, 84%

Answer: In the poem ‘Lament’ Gillian Clarke describes the effects of the Gulf...


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  • Subject: English Literature
  • Course: English Literature
  • Level: GCSE
  • Year: Not applicable
  • Mark: 84%
  • Words: 1093
  • Date submitted: February 25, 2013
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 4518

Question: To what extent do the protagonists in “the Necklace” (1884) by Guy de Maupassant and “Veronica” (1990) by Adewale Maja-Pearce deserve their end?

IGCSE English Literature Section B Year 11, Graded A

Answer: In ‘Veronica’ and ‘the Necklace’, Adewale Maja-Pearce and Guy de Maupassant present...


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  • Subject: English Literature
  • Course: English Literature
  • Level: GCSE
  • Year: Not applicable
  • Mark: 70%
  • Words: 1148
  • Date submitted: March 14, 2016
  • Date written: April, 2014
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 7201

Question: Analyse the different perspectives on dealing with death in these six poems.

'My Last Duchess' by Robert Browning – Anthology
'Dying Speech of an Old Philosopher' by W.S Landor – Wider Reading
'Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night' by Dylan Thomas – Anthology
'Remember' by Christina Rossetti – Anthology
'We are Seven' by William Wordsworth – Wider Reading
'I Died for Beauty' by Emily Dickinson – Wider Reading

IGCSE English Literature Year 11, Graded A*

Answer: What is death? Should we fear the total nothingness of death? Or...


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  • Subject: English Literature
  • Course: English Literature
  • Level: GCSE
  • Year: Not applicable
  • Mark: 70%
  • Words: 2775
  • Date submitted: March 14, 2016
  • Date written: November, 2014
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 7200

Question: What are the similarities and differences in which Sujata Bhatt and Moniza Alvi present their feelings about identity in their poems?

Grade A GCSE National Curriculum Final Level: 8b (A-Level Quality)

Answer: The following essay analyses the differences and similarities between Sujata Bhatt´s poem,...


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  • Subject: English Literature
  • Course: English Literature
  • Level: GCSE
  • Year: Not applicable
  • Mark: 70%
  • Words: 2597
  • Date submitted: March 13, 2014
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 5486

Question: Each of the following poems reflects the theme of loss in a particular way: Remember, Do not go gentle into that good night, Mother in a refugee camp (from the anthology), Death be not proud, Funeral Blues and The Child Dancing.

Discuss how the poets communicate aspects of this theme in their writing. Graded A

Answer: The idea of loss is approached in the poems through a variety...


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  • Subject: English Literature
  • Course: English Literature
  • Level: GCSE
  • Year: Not applicable
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 4909
  • Date submitted: December 21, 2015
  • Date written: November, 2013
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 7012

Question: How does the writer create sympathy for the young soldier in ‘Disabled’?

Answer: Wilfred Owen’s ‘Disabled’ is one of his most emotionally-provoking and poignant poems...


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  • Subject: English Literature
  • Course: English Literature
  • Level: GCSE
  • Year: Not applicable
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1450
  • Date submitted: December 21, 2015
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 7011

Question: Justice: A view from the Bridge

Answer: ‘Now we are quite civilised, quite American. Now we settle for half,...


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  • Subject: English Literature
  • Course: English Literature
  • Level: GCSE
  • Year: Not applicable
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 580
  • Date submitted: December 21, 2015
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 7010

Question: Explore the presentation of women in Anita Desai’s novel ‘Fasting, Feasting’.

Grade: A; Subject: English Literature; Level: iGCSE.

Answer: Fasting, Feasting offers readers a kaleidoscopic view into the lives of women...


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  • Subject: English Literature
  • Course: English Literature
  • Level: GCSE
  • Year: Not applicable
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1287
  • Date submitted: September 29, 2015
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 6796

Question: Compare and contrast the presentation of relationships in the poems ‘The Farmer’s Bride’ and ‘Sister Maude’.

Grade: A; Subject: English Literature; Level: iGCSE.

Answer: Relationships, like religion, are the opium of the masses; they are the...


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  • Subject: English Literature
  • Course: English Literature
  • Level: GCSE
  • Year: Not applicable
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1091
  • Date submitted: September 29, 2015
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 6794

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