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  1. "Examine DH Lawrence's 'Mountain Lion' and 'Snake', showing how the poet a) uses language and poetic techniques for the emotive effect. b) presents moral and social ideas.

    Two men! Men! The only animal in the world to fear!" From the quote above one can see a powerful technique that is common to many of Lawrence's poems. He uses repetition for effect in conjunction with very short staccato phrases. There is tension, a feeling of panic and an uncertainty of who the men are, as they seem of a dangerous nature. It is also in this quotation that Lawrence reveals one of his key beliefs; his fear of man, a source of fear for the whole of creation.

    • Word count: 3122
  2. Escape From Alcatraz

    Was it a trap? Endless unanswered questions whirled around in my head. After a while of thinking, I decided that there weren't many options available to me except go back to the cell, which I had spent so much effort getting out of. I shut my eyes tightly and slid down the rough chute and hoped for the best. The cold air rushing past my face felt like a thousand knives stabbing me. The deeper down I got, the more nervous, sick and worried I felt. With a hard bump I landed on solid concrete.

    • Word count: 5029
  3. Compare the behaviour of the men and women in the two stories, one written before and one after the 1900. Explore what you discover and how you learn of the writer’s viewpoints.

    They get their own back on him, but John Thomas being clever breaks her heart because he had chosen her out of all the girls. So both stories include men cheating or lying to women. I will compare how they differ because of the different time period and their overall behaviour towards each other. " 'Tony Kytes' is a very simple, funny and at times serious story. The women are supposed to be loving and caring. They are the sort of women who wouldn't be seen going around alone.

    • Word count: 5513

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