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    Describe the room you're in.

    5 star(s)

    Time moved slower than I'd ever known it, it was gradually approaching 2:24am. There still remained a constant murmur of Freddie Mercury - telling me he could dim the lights and sing me songs full of sad things- his voice leaked aimlessly from the 2 white headphones lying forgotten on the bitterly cold tiled floor. My dog sat protectively at my feet, staring at me. Awfully tired, but reluctant to leave me to sit alone. I edged forward on the settee, the music seemed louder from there. The distinct scent of the condolence flowers, which lay in a tattered heap on the coffee table in front of me, under my tear-drenched scarf, danced through both of my nostrils.

    • Word count: 748
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    How does Browning convey the different voices of the speakers in The laboratory and My last duchess

    4 star(s)

    says "devil's smithy" this hatred is directed towards a unknown person at first , "which is the poison to poison her , prithee?". Browning creates an image of a woman full of life rejoicing in death of the one "who laughs at me [her-the voice]" and so the loathed one is still unknown. The passion in the voice is conveyed through visual imagery of "tears [that] flow" which shows the voice is full of emotion and comments such as "fled to the drear empty church" this adds to the mystery since religion and devoutness are entangled in a deadly concoction.

    • Word count: 981
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    Autobiography - creative writing.

    4 star(s)

    I will be forever grateful to her for teaching me how to read, write, speak and sing. Some incidents of that time, though, have gained their merit to be mentioned over the years, however horrifying they might have seemed then, they are now entertaining memories. It was early in the morning and my sister and I were washing our hands in the bathroom. Our mother had taught us the routine and everything appeared to make sense: rub the soap in your hands, yes, cover the wrists too, make sure all the dirt is gone and then wash with water until the hands are not slippery.

    • Word count: 880
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    Othello Obituary

    4 star(s)

    When he was young he was taken by the enemy and sold into a life of slavery but he managed to escape, explore the world and become a person in his own right, moving back to Venice and joining the military. You could say Othello was a successful since the day he joined the Venetian military, and the beliefs in honour he carried contributed to the respect he was shown.

    • Word count: 366
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    How Does Harper Lee Present Jem As Developing And Changing Over The Course Of The Novel?

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    as you can see the description of Boo it is one of an imaginative child. I think Harper Lee has chosen to include this portrayal of Boo from Jem to help show he is still very much a child, this therefore helps set up the aging process that is to follow. There are many small incidents that show signs of Jem maturing such as Jem eventually stopping all games involving Boo. This is because he matures enough to see Atticus' point of view, he tells his children to consider things from another point of view "You never really understand a

    • Word count: 798
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    Halloween story

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    As I reached out to open the door, it suddenly opened out of its self. I got scared as the door opened slowly. I took a deep breath and gathered all my courage to walk in the house. The house was really dusty and had spider webs everywhere. I took little steps and looked around me a lot of times. My heart started to beat faster as I continued walking through the hall way. There were old paintings on the wall, all covered in dust. The door of the room at the end of the hall way was open.

    • Word count: 723
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    How is tension and suspense built up in 'The Monkey's Paw' & 'The Signalman?'

    4 star(s)

    There seems to be no danger within the house but the reader knows something is going to go wrong. When the old solider first enters the story suspense is built up "As the gate banged to loudly and heavy footsteps came towards the door." The introduction to new character builds up tension by not telling the reader who is trying to enter the house. The sergeant major is reluctant to explain what the monkey's paw is and tries to make out there is nothing special about the monkey's paw. "It's just an ordinary little paw dried to a little mummy" The word mummy builds up tension because they are associated with evil.

    • Word count: 950
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    "Children of Men" vs "1984"

    3 star(s)

    However as the film progresses a complete contrast to the city in the form of advanced advertising becomes present in the shot, it is through such advertising that many of the governments priorities are revealed throughout the film, even for them to go so far as to have their citizens wake up to an advertisement for suicide kits on the television. This presents the audience with the views and priorities of the government. Rather than spare funds towards helping its society the government chooses to advertise suicide kits for citizens who are unhappy with the state of the world the government has created.

    • Word count: 892
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    Cry, the Beloved Country Compare and Contrast Essay

    3 star(s)

    James Jarvis discovers that not all people are the same, in other words, he begins to respect the black race and is proud of his son's earnest efforts to in resolve issues dealing with racism. This changes Jarvis' outlook and approach towards different races. He begins to learn and appreciate all people. This sudden change in his thought process can be termed simply as a mental journey. Stephen Kumalo also undergoes a different journey involving many heartbreaking and emotional aspects of his life.

    • Word count: 693
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    Book Review - Harry Potter (Deathly Hallows)

    3 star(s)

    The trio is frequently without food and with winter approaching the task ahead of them only seems to get harder. Because of their lack of plan, lack of food, lack of progress, their spirits are often low and Ron especially becomes argumentative. One night, he and Harry get into an epic fight and Ron leaves to go back home. Harry and Hermione are devastated that he's abandoned them. They finally decided to revisit Godric's Hollow in search of clues, and once again they're almost caught by Voldemort.

    • Word count: 786
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    Compare Flight and Your shoes

    3 star(s)

    In flight there is relationship between the grandfather and his granddaughter and the loss of his granddaughter as she is getting married because she has grown up. In 'Your Shoes' the relationship between mother and daughter and the theme of loss in the story come from the daughter running away and the mother feeling she has lost her. In 'Your shoes' the writer through the relationship between the two ladies and the shoes is venturing into the ideas of teenage life and the relations that a child needs with all his or her relatives.

    • Word count: 933
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    ANITA AND ME - Movie Review

    3 star(s)

    The story of 'Anita and Me' basically revolves round Meena when she was living in a little village called Tollington. Meena is a young Indian girl who was born in Britain. She wants to be like all the other British people in her neighbourhood, eating fish finger instead of chapattis, having colourful flowers in her garden instead of crop and also have a normal life were you could go out whenever you wanted to with your mates, but instead Meena has to spend more time with her family.

    • Word count: 966
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    The transformation of Eliza Doolittle

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    and also "Theres menners f'yer! Ta-oo banches o voylets trod into the mad" Bernard Shaw could have just written these as "Now then, Freddy: look where you're going, dear." And "There are manners for you! Two bunches of violets trodden into the mud." By using phonetics we get a better idea of what Eliza's accent is really like. When Eliza the flower girl is asking everyone beneath St Paul's Church if they would like to buy some flowers, Henry Higgins the phonetician is taking down every word she says.

    • Word count: 946
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    PS, I Love You

    3 star(s)

    The two became sweethearts and eventually married. Gerry and Holly realized they had met their soul mate. Gerry promised Holly that if he ever left her, he would leave a list. After fifteen years of blissful marriage, the dreams of Gerry and Holly are shattered when Gerry visits the doctor. Recently, he had been complaining about terrible headaches. The doctor originally thought Gerry needed glasses, however the couple later found out he was suffering from a brain tumor. After living a year with a brain tumor, Gerry takes his last breath. Holly is now left all alone to deal with her loss. The only way she knows how to cope is to surround herself with Gerry's possessions.

    • Word count: 643
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    Lamb to the Slaughter Critical Evaluation

    3 star(s)

    Mary at that moment acts perfectly fine and shows no reaction to the news she has just been told. She then calmly walks down to the cellar to get a frozen leg of lamb and then walks back upstairs and again into the sitting room where Patrick is and asks if he would like his tea. He then loses his temper and shouts at her with his back to her refusing to turn round. She consequently raises the leg of lamb high above her head and brings it down and strikes Patrick on the back of the head.

    • Word count: 953
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    The Snake Stone Critical Evaluation

    3 star(s)

    Nobody has any clues as to who his mother could be but they are sure that she was a teenage mother. James was left as a newborn baby in a mailbox outside someone's house with a stone and envelope. James checks maps and soon discovers that his place An example which creates a vivid image is when describing the of birth has to have been in a place called Hollygate. James is supposed to be travelling down to London to practice his hobby diving with a very professional coach.

    • Word count: 826
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    How does the writer create tension and suspense in the 'Monkey's Paw'

    3 star(s)

    'Hark at the wind', tells us that Mr White is very impatient with his son and we can sense that he is almost intimidated by his son. Both the setting and the characters are described in negative terms, portraying the image that there is something strange about the family. 'Knowing glance between mother and son' suggests that Mr White is not as connected to the family as the mother and son. Another way in which suspense and tension is created is through with holding information.

    • Word count: 787

Conclusion analysis

Good conclusions usually refer back to the question or title and address it directly - for example by using key words from the title.
How well do you think these conclusions address the title or question? Answering these questions should help you find out.

  1. Do they use key words from the title or question?
  2. Do they answer the question directly?
  3. Can you work out the question or title just by reading the conclusion?
  • "THE SHORT STORY IS AN IDEAL FORM FOR WRITERS WHO WANT TO CREATE A SENSE OF HORROR AND SUSPENSE" DISCUSS HOW HORROR AND SUSPENSE ARE CREATE IN "THE SIGNAL MAN" BY CHARLES DICKENS AND "DRACULA'S GUEST" BY BRAM STOKER

    "Each writer Dickens and Stoker uses different methods to create a spine-chilling effect on the reader each could even be masters of horror and suspense, all the aspects that the gothic genre needs to be successful and "The Signal Man" and "Dracula's Guest" where very successful in that age and successful today in the study of literature .In conclusion after close analysis of both stories I have seen that both stories are great for maintaining tension and use techniques such as alliteration, pathetic fallacy and are good to create confusion among the readers. This wining combination gives the story a kick and keeps the reader engrossed in the story. I believe that stoker is perfect for building suspense and tension while Dickens plays on the reader's emotion by lulling them into a sense of security and then confuses them and then plays on their confusion."

  • To what extent are Guleri and Veronica victims of their cultures?

    "In conclusion, Veronica is a victim of her culture because from the beginning, she has been vulnerable and has had an unfortunate life. Since her childhood she was beaten and forced to work and look after the family. This may have led her to believe that fate is doing this to her and so she must go along with it. Even though all of her family moved away, she remained. This has, in time, made her a victim of the harsh culture and traditional pressure. Similarly, Guleri killed herself because her life was always quiet and peaceful, and she always went along with whatever she was told, but once Manak and his mother had decided she was going to break tradition, they indirectly killed her."

  • To what extent is ‘Empire of the Sun’ a rites of passage novel

    "As the book draws to a conclusion, it becomes clear that Jim has grown up. When he is reunited with his parents he realises that 'his mother and father had been through a different war,' showing that he was grown up and less dependant on his parents. He is also older and wiser, and realises how patient China have been, and he thinks that 'One day China would punish the rest of the world, and take a frightening revenge.' By the end of the book we have a full picture of Jim's difficult childhood. We can see that he has changed from the spoilt child, who goes to fancy dress parties in the middle of a war, and who can't possibly believe that someone could live in a room the size of his dressing room, to a young adult who has graduated from the 'University of Life', and who now realised that China would one day take a huge revenge. This change shows the reader that although thought of as a war novel, 'Empire of the Sun' is actually a Rites of Passage novel, and the war is just the time and place in which the story is set."

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