Language Key Ideas Example
Connotative Language Illusion “Jordan’s slender golden arm”
Simile Illusion “a fantastic farm where ashes grow like wheat into ridges and hills and grotesque gardens; where ashes take the forms of houses and chimneys and rising smoke and finally, with a transcendent effort, of ash-grey men, who move dimly and crumbling through the powdery air.”
Metaphor Illusion “shivered as he found what a grotesque thing a rose is”
Use of Language Key Ideas Evidence
Symbolism – The green light “Possibly it had occurred to him that the colossal significance of that light had now vanished forever. Compared to the great distance that had separated him from Daisy it had seemed very near to her, almost touching her. It had seemed as close as a star to the moon. Now it was again a green light on a dock. His count of enchanted objects had diminished by one.”

“If it wasn’t for the mist we could see your home across the bay,” said Gatsby. “You always have a green light that burns all night at the end of your dock.”

Symbolism – Water “So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”


Symbolism – Colour

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