Either follow the steps below or go directly to the section that begins with How to analyze Short Stories/Novels
Read the assignment carefully and do the activities within.
1. Go to the following site and read the information under the title "Short Story Analysis" http://tccnotesphillit.blogspot.com/2008_09_01_archive.html
Make sure you read it thoroughly as you may miss important information for the development of this task. Also, keep in mind the 26 questions that are at the end of the article.
2. Click on the links below and read the stories you find there.
The Mats, The Witch, Wedding Dance, Sink or Swim, Mahogany Water
3. Answer the 26 questions for each of the stories you read. The answers MUST be Handwritten and presented the first day of class next school year. Remember your vacation assignment represents 25% of your final score for the first partial.
Note: Answer MUST be well supported. Even yes/no answers need evidence from the stories to be well supported.
How to analyze Short Stories/Novels
I. In literature and in writing it’s important to understand the subject and the theme and also be able to identify key points and create your own opinion. When analyzing a novel, you need to discuss the following literary elements that are interwoven together seamlessly to create the great themes and plots.
Setting (When and where the story takes place)
Mood(The overall feeling created by a writer’s use of words or the tone of the novel)
Main Characters (Names, descriptions and events associated with them)
Main Conflicts (The main disputes in the novel that move the story along and create the plot)
Climax (The... [continues]
Cite This Essay
(2010, 08). Short Story Analysi. StudyMode.com. Retrieved 08, 2010, from http://www.studymode.com/essays/Short-Story-Analysi-371304.html
"Short Story Analysi" StudyMode.com. 08 2010. 08 2010 <http://www.studymode.com/essays/Short-Story-Analysi-371304.html>.
"Short Story Analysi." StudyMode.com. 08, 2010. Accessed 08, 2010. http://www.studymode.com/essays/Short-Story-Analysi-371304.html.