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18th century Scottish poet ROBBIE BURNS
The best laid schemes o' mice an' men
Gang aft' a-gley,
An' lea'e us nought but grief an' pain,
For promised joy!
Perhaps this is meant to suggest to us how
unpredictable our lives our and are subject to fate.…read more

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Steinbeck's methods
Foreshadowing Characterisation
Animal imagery Similes
Narrative style Mirroring/parallels
Sentence structure Precursor
Dramatic irony
Cyclical structure
Light and shade
Dialogue Repetition
Foreboding Personification
Symbolism Dialogue
Tone Metaphors
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The Great Depression of
October 24th 1929
Investors lost faith in the American economy
Many famers lost their land
Factories closed
Millions lost their jobs
Families split up and travelled south in search for
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Steinbeck's style
Economic ­ descriptions highly detailed
Creates the setting for each scene ­ vivid description
Simple and straightforward
Combination of both poetic and realistic ­ mirrors the themes
of dreams and fate
Striking, effective metaphors, similes and imagery
Realistic style seen in dialogue
Naturalistic and counterbalances the poetic description
Symbolism / foreshadowing…read more

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