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Liam O’Flaherty

What is the figurative language in Liam O'Flaherty's "The Sniper"?

Liam O'Flaherty's short story "The Sniper," published in 1923, records a violent episode between two snipers during the Irish Civil War in which Irish nationalists fought each other over...

Latest answer posted November 23, 2019 6:20 pm UTC

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Liam O’Flaherty

Describe the setting of "The Sniper." Why do you think this setting is so limited?

"The Sniper" is set in the city of Dublin during the Irish Civil War. This places the story somewhere in 1922 or 1923. Beyond this general setting, the bulk of the story takes place on a building...

Latest answer posted January 3, 2018 2:41 am UTC

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Liam O’Flaherty

Please discuss the theme of both "The Sniper" by Liam O'Flaherty and "Anthem for Doomed Youth" by Wilfred Owens.  

In "Anthem for Doomed Youth," Owen draws attention to the way young men who go off to war "die as cattle." This simile emphasizes the great number of those who die as well as their apparent...

Latest answer posted May 1, 2020 1:18 am UTC

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Who was Liam O'Flaherty?

Liam O'Flaherty was an Irish literary and political figure who lived from 1896 to 1984. He was born in a remote village in the Aran Islands of Ireland to a family that was not well off. He was...

Latest answer posted November 21, 2015 10:03 pm UTC

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