F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby is heralded as one of the finest works of English literature, providing a window to the decadence of the Jazz Age. The stylistic analysis method can be used at any point within a text. Indeed, charting a character’s voice at varying points within a text in response to the developing narrative has enabled students to engage with the text during the reading process. The final part to recreative writing presents a dichotomy for students – it is the type of writing with which they are most familiar, yet completed in a manner that provides the most discomfort. Regularly practising the skill of stylistic analysis throughout the study of a novel can enable students to analyse a character's voice at varying points within a narrative, in order to develop their own ability to manipulate voice for different purposes.