Write a personal essay in which you reflect on the “useless clutter” that is a feature of many aspects of our lives.
You are participating in a public speaking competition for second-level students. Write a speech, that can be serious or amusing or both, in which you describe what you see as the essential elements of the Irish character.
(Both titles taken from 2016 Higher Level Paper 1)
Discuss the way in which the poet distinguishes the love that he and his wife share from the love that others experience. Do you think he is being honest about what matters most to his wife and himself?