Monday, November 9, 2015

The Classics - CLOSING LINES: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald


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"So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past." 


(Published 1925)



I love the classics and plan to alternately share some "CLOSING lines" over the coming months. Comment if you wish, or read for inspiration. Writing styles were different then, or were they really?

10 comments:

  1. Wonderful closing lines Sharon.
    Yvonne.

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  2. I love your classic lines series and this is one of my favorites. Beautiful closing.

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    1. Thanks, Julie for commenting. Hope the writing is going well!

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  3. Gosh i read that book in High School. Knowing the story so well, what a great closing line

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    1. I like the closing better than the opening. What a great learning exercise!

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  4. Interesting that they are closing lines - I didn't pick that up at first read (shows my impatience) and so I was thinking great opening lines :) A wonderful book, thank you Sharon for the reminder of these great closing lines ..

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    1. Hi Susan. Thanks for visiting! I was surprised at how wonderful the ending was in this book. So original.

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  5. Hi Sharon,

    That's a nice encapsulating closing line.

    Gary

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    1. Hi Gary. I like the compactness of the line too. I think I'm going to learn a thing or two.

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