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Chapter 5

Imagery

"My taxi groaned away" ­ personification. Recurring reference to cars.
"My house winked into the darkness" ­ cheeky to sinister.
Green light is referred to throughout the novel, symbolising Gatsby's hopes and dreams of
being with Daisy.
"Twinkle bells of sunshine" highlights the change in mood as…

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Narrative Control/ Use of time

As Gatsby knocks the clock down, it's almost as if he wants to stop time. When Nick says that
it is an old clock he could be implying that a long time has passed since they last met.
Slow-paced implies that every second between them…

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