"1 Malaysia Short Stories" Essays and Research Papers

  • 1 Malaysia Short Stories

    Short story: Definition and History. A short story like any other term does not have only one definition, it has many definitions, but all of them are similar in a general idea. According to The World Book Encyclopedia (1994, Vol. 12, L-354), “the short story is a short work of fiction that usually centers around a single incident. Because of its shorter length, the characters and situations are fewer and less complicated than those of a novel.” In the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary...

    Character, Edgar Allan Poe, Fiction 1817  Words | 5  Pages

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    Short Stories:  Characteristics •Short - Can usually be read in one sitting. •Concise:  Information offered in the story is relevant to the tale being told.  This is unlike a novel, where the story can diverge from the main plot •Usually tries to leave behind a single impression or effect.  Usually, though not always built around one character, place, idea, or act. •Because they are concise, writers depend on the reader bringing personal experiences and prior knowledge to the story. Four Major...

    Character, Edgar Allan Poe, Fiction 1006  Words | 3  Pages

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    ENL407 COURSE TITLE THE SHORT STORY QUESTION ‘The short story lacks criticism and lacks form’. Justify this statement using any three stories from THE JAMBULA TREE AND OTHER STORIES. The short was said to lack both criticism and form. These are some of the many false accusations that were levelled against the short story. These allegations, coupled with several others, have been responsible for the attitude of critics towards the short story. Critics considered the short story to be an inferior kind...

    Fiction, First-person narrative, Narrative 2482  Words | 7  Pages

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    ENG 4U1 Short Story Discussion Questions “If Not Higher” by I.L. Peretz Pre-reading: Write a journal entry discussing one moment that you did something for/to someone that made you proud. Write another moment that you did something for/to someone that made you ashamed. 1. Briefly examine why you believe the author chose to create these characters, to have them perform these actions, to tell their tales from this particular point of view. 2. Examine your own views on the end result...

    Essay, Fiction, Narrative 1223  Words | 5  Pages

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    chillness. Rest in peace Jimmy. Short Story Grading Rubric CATEGORY Exceptional (6) Good (5) Fair (4) Poor (3) Setting Many vivid, descriptive words are used to tell when and where the story took place. Some vivid, descriptive words are used to tell the audience when and where the story took place. The reader can figure out when and where the story took place, but the author didn't supply much detail. The reader has trouble figuring out when and where the story took place. Characters The...

    Fiction, Rain, Short story 1740  Words | 3  Pages

  •                      Literature Essay #1  on "How to Be a Writer" (Short Story)

                         Literature Essay #1  on "How to Be a Writer" (short story) by Lorrie Moore Lorrie Moore writes some of the easiest and most rewarding short stories I have read. It was compelling and threw me right into the story as if I were recalling life experiences. She also has done a great deal of work in the writers field that is pretty interesting. But this, so far, is my personal favorite. Before learning more about the short story that I favor so much, I will educate you on her...

    Alice Munro, Fiction, John Cheever 1239  Words | 3  Pages

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    5 Important Elements of a Short Story A short story is a short work of fiction. Fiction, as you know, is prose writing about imagined events and characters. Prose writing differs from poetry in that it does not depend on verses, meters or rhymes for its organization and presentation. Novels are another example of fictional prose and are much longer than short stories. Some short stories, however, can be quite long. If a a short story is a long one, say fifty to one hundred pages, we call it...

    Character, Edgar Allan Poe, Fiction 633  Words | 4  Pages

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    English Short Story Test 1. The Boat The main conflict in ‘The Boat’ according to me was the decision that the son had to make he had to decide what is more important, his dreams of school, or his obligation to his family. The son chooses the same path the father did, but in a way that he can still end up happy. He dropped out of school to work on the boat with his father until the day he passes, so that he can still live the dreams he has always wanted but keep with the obligation to his Father...

    Family 1316  Words | 4  Pages

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    In the two short stories, "The Free Radio" and "Everything Rises Must Converge," the main characters of each story have to make many important decisions/choices. The choices that are made change how other characters see the main character as well as how they react to them. In the short story, "The Free Radio," by Salman Rushdie, Ram has many choices to make throughout the story. Ram who could have had anything in the world he wanted made many poor choices. Ram was the cutest...

    Anton Chekhov, Fiction, Flannery O'Connor 416  Words | 3  Pages

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    Short Storyshort story is a brief work of literature, usually written in narrative prose. Emerging from earlier oral storytelling traditions in the 17th century, the short story has grown to encompass a body of work so diverse as to defy easy characterization. At its most prototypical the short story features a small cast of named characters, and focuses on a self-contained incident with the intent of evoking a "single effect" or mood. In doing so, short stories make use of plot, resonance,...

    Bolesław Prus, Fiction, Literature 1222  Words | 3  Pages

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    who has migrated to England with his son Ali. Parvez worries because Ali’s behavior has changed significantly. Early in the story, Parvez is afraid of discussing his worries with his friends because his son has always been a kind of showpiece son. Eventually, Parvez breaks his silence and tells them how his son has changed, hoping to receive some advice. After having a short conversation, they come to the conclusion that his son might be addicted to drugs and that he sells his things to earn money...

    Fiction, Narrative, Short story 1896  Words | 5  Pages

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    critical role throughout a variety of stories. It not only creates suspense but surprises the reader as well. This can be shown through the three short stories entitled, “The Possibility of Evil”, “Just Lather, That’s All” and “The Skating Party”. It is critical that situational irony be used for effect in Shirley Jacksons', “The Possibility of Evil”. The short story, “The Possibility of Evil” is an excellent example of situational irony. During the story, the reader expects Miss Strangeworths’...

    Fiction, Irony, KILL 699  Words | 3  Pages

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    A short story concentrates on creating a single dynamic effect and is limited in character and situation. It is a language of maximum yet economical effect. Every word must do a job, sometimes several jobs. Short stories are filled with numerous language and sound devices. These language and sound devices create a stronger image of the scenario or the characters within the text, which contribute to the overall pre-designed effect.As it is shown in the metaphor 'lipstick bleeding gently' in Cinnamon...

    Fiction, Poverty, Short stories 1309  Words | 4  Pages

  • Short Stories

    English Sac – Short Stories Analytical The stories ‘The Happy Prince’ by Oscar Wilde, ‘The Gift of Magi’ by O.Henry and ‘The Four Horsemen‘ by Jenny Pausacker all explore the themes of love, sacrifice and being non judgemental or judgemental. Throughout this topic, love, sacrifice and being non judgmental or judgemental of people are qualities that not all people value. But there are still many people who value and support it. The theme love is clearly highlighted in “The Happy Prince and ‘The...

    Judgment, Korban, Love 1141  Words | 3  Pages

  • Short Story

    KEEP THIS SHORT So you want to tell a story but you don’t have a lot of time to tell it. Maybe you have a really “cool” idea that doesn’t need to turn into War and Peace or The Grapes of Wrath or IT. This story can be wrapped up nice and neatly in under 2000 words (Yes, I know it sound like a lot but it isn’t when you telling a story you love!). Can you hold the attention of an audience in such a short amount of time? You betcha! In fact, it is quite a challenge to tell complete short story that makes...

    A Story, Short story 2001  Words | 6  Pages

  • Analysis a Short Story

    Analyzing a short story The basic components of a short story 1. Plot (introduction, conflict, climax, resolution ) The sequence of events or incidents of which the story is composed. In the plot there may be diffferent kinds of conflicts (person agains person – person agains environment – person against him/herself). Artistic unity is essential to a good plot ; nothing irrelevant should be there that does not contribute to the total meaning. ...

    Antagonist, Character, Fiction 954  Words | 5  Pages

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    defined as a statement different from what appears to be true. It is an incongruity between what is expected to happen and what actually happens (Meyer, 286-287). In a lot of cases, irony is usually used to raise the reader's interest by making the story or poem more unpredictable. In the poem “Suburban” by John Ciardi, the author approaches the reader with humor and irony. When Mrs. Friar phones Mr. Ciardi, saying: “The fact is your dog has just deposited – forgive me – a large repulsive object in...

    Comedy, Drama, Irony 1893  Words | 5  Pages

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    him and prays that whenever the time comes, that she will be the first to go because she is weak and he is strong. Summary of “Little Red Riding Hood” This short story is the classic tale of a little girl in a red cloak going to take her ill grandmother some baked goods. This is the first known publication of Charles Perrault’s story. Little Red Riding Hood was loved by her mother and even more so by her grandmother, who made her a red hooded cloak to wear out and about. The little girl was on...

    Adam, Adam and Eve, Charles Perrault 1107  Words | 3  Pages

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    Name: ___________________________ Test I. Multiple Choice. Circle the correct answer to each question. 1. What part of a plant makes food? a. leaves b. stem c. roots 2. This pigment turns a plant green and helps it to make food. a. photosynthesis b. leaves c. chlorophyll 3. What is the purpose of a plant's flower? a. store food b. make seeds c. make food 4. This plant part is made of tiny tubes for carrying water, minerals, and food. a. petals b. roots c. stem 5. A plant's food...

    Carnivorous plant, Cell wall, Chlorophyll 759  Words | 6  Pages

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    favorite reading matter. Your mother loved to listen to me read “Dora, the Child of the Murderer,” “Tarzan, the Ape-man,” “At the foot of the Cross,” and other articles in Bisaya. She did not want me to skip the short stories either. You envied me for my ability to write short stories which I sometimes sent to Bisaya. You encouraged me to write. You were the only one who appreciated my writings; the other members of your household considered them worthless because they could not understand them...

    2006 albums, 2007 singles, 2008 singles 1736  Words | 5  Pages

  • Philippines and Short Stories

    Period of Enlightenment 1. Kataas-taasang, Kagalang-galangang Katipunan ng mga anak ng Bayan or also known as KKK was established. 2. Filipinos were awakened to fight for freedom of speech, of the press, assembly and for redress of grievances. 3. Filipinos have shown their plea against Spaniards through literature. 4. The period where they aim to get equal treatment for Filipinos and the Spaniards order the law. 5. Three principal leaders of the propaganda movement became popular...

    Emilio Aguinaldo, Filipino language, Katipunan 795  Words | 3  Pages

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    Patience Jones November 12, 2012 Short Story Corrections Everything Matters Everything Matters “Shay! How are you?” asked Leah. Leah and Shay were cousins, but they acted like sisters. Shay and Leah lived together and were both in college. Shay had just gotten back from a vacation in Cuba. Shay hugged Leah and said, “I’m doing okay. I feel a little down lately.” Shay frowned. “Well, how was your trip?” asked Leah. Shay just shrugged and waved her off then went into the house. Later...

    2007 singles, Apartment, Mind 1771  Words | 6  Pages

  • Conflicts in short stories

    on the Short Story (approximately 800 words [typed]) Over the past few weeks, we have read and discussed many stories. We have looked at what the authors had to say, how they said it and, in some cases, talked about the authors, themselves. You looked at two theories of short fiction: Hawthorne’s need to express a moral or theme and his reliance on exposition versus Poe’s purpose being to create a single or central effect relying on plot to do so. Some critics have said that a short story is a...

    Bolesław Prus, Edgar Allan Poe, Essay 1607  Words | 5  Pages

  • Short Story Quiz

    Short Story Quiz--due 4.11.14 Short Story Quiz Read "A&P," "The Lesson," "The Necklace," and "The Lady with the Pet Dog" and write a paragraph in response to each question. Explain your points and back them up with detail from the stories. Upload as a Word or Open Office document. Due 4.21.12 1. In Updike’s story, what does Lengel stand for?   In "A&P" by Updike, Lengel is the manager of the A&P store where the story takes place. He is also Sammy’s boss and...

    Anton Chekhov, Fiction, Guy de Maupassant 952  Words | 4  Pages

  • The Theme of a Short Story

    Felix A Williams Pg. 1 The Theme of The Secret Life Of Walter Mltty Today we will take a look at one of the literary works of James Thunder, The secret Life of Walter Mitty. In this short story is based on the character Walter Mitty who throughout the story escapes his reality by daydreaming about being more important and being depended on by others as a leader. This story deals with a man who...

    Daydream, Fiction, Novel 801  Words | 5  Pages

  • Short Story Reading

    Week 1: Short Story Reading Poison by Roald Dahl The short story Poison by Roald Dahl is set in India when it is still under the British rule. In this story the theme is represented by Harry, who thinks that the krait has crawled on his stomach and has made Timber call a doctor for help to solve the situation. The entire time I was reading the story, I thought that the main conflict is between the Harry, Timber, Dr. Ganderbai and the krait on Harry's stomach. But in the last few paragraphs, I...

    A Man Called Horse, Dorothy M. Johnson, Fiction 941  Words | 2  Pages

  • Kate Chopin Short Stories

    conservative nineteenth-century, but in her stories, she wrote about unconventional characters, particularly women, that caused others to question her morality. Similar to the female characters in her stories, Kate Chopin was an independent woman. She would often smoke cigarettes or walk in the streets unaccompanied; these practices were considered unusual for a nineteenth-century woman to do ("Katherine Chopin"). One critic points out that many of Chopin's stories are characteristic of "independent heroines"...

    Adultery, Husband, Kate Chopin 1706  Words | 4  Pages

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    Short story – jealous Tina and Susan were best friend from primary school until now. Tina is a girl with pretty face, smart brain and she had a good interpersonal relationship. Susan is a girl that hard-working but dull. Tina was her only friend and the best friend. It seems that everything of Susan is better. Comparing cannot be avoided. 'What a good weather!' Tina said. 'Then , what can we do? I suggest...' Susan answered. 'Wait, wait!You forget our biology SBA and...

    2003 singles, 2008 singles, Debut albums 587  Words | 3  Pages

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    Write a short story suggested by these words. “‘See you later, Paul,’ said one of the girls. There was a titter of laughter.” Paul stood there red-faced, his nose wrinkled in disgust, as he bit on the right side of his lip. His usual appearance when he was either angry or upset. Anger wasn’t really the word for this, Jenny thought to herself as she watched her parents take shreds of Paul. Given the situation she felt rather bad on her previous actions of the day. But then again she was only six...

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  • Short Story

    "...the pain of saying goodbye and moving on." Write a short story inspired by the above phrase. Bright lights. Clean walls. Clean floors. Pale uniforms. People rushing back and forth through the corridors. That nauseating smell that lingers in your nostrils for hours after you leave. Blood slipped down the left side of his face, dripping off his chin, slowly forming a tiny puddle between his legs. His hair was a mess, his clothes soaked - ragged in places where the medics had cut them to...

    Coming out 1530  Words | 4  Pages

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    walked inside together. He wondered that such is the irony of life, he did not know her till few minutes back and now, he was accompanying her to that destination which probably held the destiny of both of them. He wanted to know her side of the story although he knew it would resemble his own. In the meanwhile, they had reached the center of ‘that’ room. There was a man dressed in white coat sitting behind the table. He saw the girl and smiled. “Welcome Mehek, How are you now?” She tried to force...

    Bus, Bus stop, Bus terminus 2522  Words | 6  Pages

  • Short Story and Worn Path

    plans.” In the short story A Worn Path by Eudora Welty, the main character Phoenix carried out the meaning of these two words throughout the whole story. She had experienced many road blocks during her journey, but she did not let them stop her from reaching the goal she had at the time. In the story, Phoenix is a very old woman who needed to go to town to get medicine for her sick grandson. She overcame obstacles that were both physical and mental throughout the course of the story. Her courage...

    A Worn Path, Character, Eudora Welty 1173  Words | 4  Pages

  • Elements of Short Story

    Elements of Short Stories Plot (what happens)     conflict (the basic opposition or tension that sets the plot of a short story in motion; it engages the                 reader, builds suspense or mystery, and arouses expectation for events to follow.)     open-ended at both ends     exposition (background information, setting the scene, establishes situation, dates the action)     rising action (complication) (develops and intensifies the conflict)     climax (crisis) (the moment at which...

    Character, Fiction, Irony 1473  Words | 6  Pages

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    eyes that she was serious. She looked as if she was slowly dying inside. “It’s crazy how twins ended up dating twins isn’t it?” said Liv enthusiastically. “Anyways….” Liv watched Dr.Grey type everything eagerly on her IPad as she started the story of that awful day. There was knock on the bathroom door. Liv shouted “HOLD ON!!!!” “Hurry up or we can’t stop for breakfast before school.” said Liz in return. Liv opened the bathroom door stumbling as she tried to put her other converse on...

    Birthday, Debut albums, Father 1109  Words | 4  Pages

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    looked at Dave, she noticed something different about the boy. There was something about him this morning, like he was overly excited. Without too much thought about it, Jenny waited as Dave attached the plow, and led Jenny to the fields. After a few short minutes, they arrived at the fields down by the woods. From there, Jenny began her usual route for this particular part of the fields. But for some reason, Dave would stop pushing every so often, and then begin pushing again. After the sixth stop,...

    2002 albums, American films, Field 1172  Words | 3  Pages

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    world i wanted to go now why suffer anymore. They would empty the fluid from my lungs every second day but i still lay there feeling hopeless, just waiting to die. I loved my life , my family , my friends, my pastimes and i wondered how within such short a time it had all gone so wrong. I thought to myself what my life could have been like, i could have been a teacher like i had wanted the points for.i would have married and settled down....i thought and thought until i fell into a deep sleep. when...

    2002 singles, Busta Rhymes, Debut albums 1040  Words | 3  Pages

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    Fantasy Story:             Once upon a time there was a girl named Belle. She lived in a magical kingdom, but was unaware of it, until her 13th birthday. She and her friend Sunny are to discover that there were more than flowers in a garden.             “Let’s hurry!” yelled Belle “We don’t have much time!” “Ok, ok, I’m coming!” murmured Sunny groggily. It was 3 in the morning after all!             The two girls were heading to the Tulip Meadow. It all had started when they were having a sleepover...

    Fairies, Fairy, Pixie 1769  Words | 5  Pages

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    explained. She looked at me and sighed with relief. “Oh Good! I am new to town and I would not want to be considered disrespectful.” I then proceeded to invite her to come back to my house for tea, she gladly accepted. We sat there telling stories and reminiscing over childhood memories. She told me she had moved away from her family, that she needed an adventure. Our eyes connected for a brief moment. I went to kiss her on the lips, fearing whether or not she would accept. She caressed the...

    Debut albums 1315  Words | 4  Pages

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    up. He had to go. Maybe he’d write, email, maybe even a phone call. But it never came. He never returned. The one person who’d made me feel extra special, said he’d loved me from the moment he knew of me, my father. Authors Note: I wrote this story because I read a book about this kind of idea a few years ago and thought it would go really well with the picture I chose to use. I’m lucky as this hasn’t happened to me but I know of other people that have really struggled in similar situations....

    Little Penguin 1279  Words | 3  Pages

  • Gothic Elements in the Short Stories of

    Gothic Elements in the Short Stories of Edgar Allan Poe Edgar Allan Poe is known as the Father of the Gothic. He utilized Gothicism in his short stories such as, ‘The Fall of the House of Usher’ and ‘Ligeia.’ Poe has written numerous literary masterpieces that have focused on the Gothic. Not only have his works been focused on the Gothic, but his life had somewhat of a Gothic theme. Through love, death, and depression, Poe’s life had an impact on the way he wrote, which is evident through in...

    Burton's Gentleman's Magazine, Edgar Allan Poe, Gothic fiction 2702  Words | 7  Pages

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    Chapter 1 Mom’s word stuck me like a lightning bolt. I was so shocked that I forgot to give reaction to what I had just heard. Maybe because a part of me still believed this couldn’t be true. Well, was it a joke? I looked back into mom’s eyes. She was still looking at me with pitiful look in her eyes, which showed me sympathy. I wanted to ask her if she was joking, but then I realised it would be hard to bear the pain if she said no. Instead I wanted for her to say something else or give a reaction...

    2006 albums, 2006 singles, 2007 albums 1283  Words | 4  Pages

  • A&P: Short Story 2

    Updike is a short story about a young boy named Sammy. He was 19 years old and he was working at A&P mini market. One day, there were three girls shopping at the store wearing bikinis, and Sammy was surprised yet adore these three girls, until one day he quitted his job because he wanted to be their hero, but unfortunately, the girls didn’t even see him. John Updike was trying to describe Sammy as a typical youth who is trying to get some attention. At the beginning of the story, Updike didn’t...

    "I Quit" match, Alice Munro, Fiction 828  Words | 3  Pages

  • A&P Short Story

    Thesis statement + enumeration of points of similarity or difference (my be 1 or 1 sentences):Araby and A&P are both short stories, written by famous authors. Although they were written in different times, as well as in different countries, they have many similarities. OUTLINE Title:Comparison of Araby and A&P Paragraph 1 (Introduction) Topic Sentence:Although they were written in different times, as well as in different countries, they have many similarities. Subtopic sentence:These similarities...

    Boy, Copula, Girl 1694  Words | 5  Pages

  • Study Guide for Short Stories

    STUDY GUIDE FOR SHORT STORY UNIT EXAM You will be given a handful of quotations from the novels above. For 5 of the quotations, you will identify the character indicated (2 points), the story (2 points), and answer a question suggested by the quotation (6 points). In answering the question you will explain how the quote connects to major themes running through the stories. It will not suffice to merely explain the plot of the story. Below are some of the topics you might be asked about. The topics...

    Answer, Denys Cowan, Dress 815  Words | 4  Pages

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    meeting all his aunts, uncles, grandparents, and cousins. I did not expect for the meeting to end up like this. Brandon, my boyfriend, and his younger cousin, Jake, picked me up at Packers Bay in the ski boat. It was a chilly morning and I was in shorts and tank top and had only my towel to keep me warm. The boys forgot where the houseboat was parked in the lake. We spent the next hour and half searching the entire area of Shasta Lake for their houseboat. “Brandon, just call your mom and ask where...

    Boat types, Buoy, Face 1162  Words | 4  Pages

  • Reunion: Short Story and Charlie

    The misleading enthusiasm “Reunion” is a story written by John Cleever. In the following I will write an essay about the short story “Reunion” and I will analyse and interpret it. I would draw parallels between “Reunion” and the essay “Living with Strangers” by Siri Hustvedt. When you are a boy there are many things you would like to prove to yourself and others, but one of the most important things in your childhood and youth are confidence and manners, and therefore it is important that...

    City, English-language films, Essay 1036  Words | 3  Pages

  • Short Story and Course Belonging

    Exemplify • Explain • Extrapolate SHORT STORY!: • Do not abuse the concept of belonging too strongly • Don’t use the word belonging • Exclusion, acceptance, struggle • Keep it simple, focus on the concept • IMAGERY!- BOLD, CREATIVE COMBINATIONS TO ACHIEVE ORIGINALITY • Simile, metaphor or personification • SHOW DON’T TELL • Short story-hook reader in the first two lines, straight into action • Explode a moment, two characters, one setting • READ SHORT STORIES • Turning point-climax-should...

    Short story 1243  Words | 5  Pages

  • Crossing: Short Story and River

     Essay on the short story ” Crossing” The short story ”Crossing” from 2009 written by Mark Slouka canters around a ritual trip where a father, suffering a life crisis, wants to show his son how to beat the difficult opponent that Nature is and there by strengthen the relationship between them and once again find meaning with his own life. We see a father trough a third limited narrator who is on a difficult path to see things right in his now current life, after a...

    English-language films, Fiction, Interpretation 1008  Words | 4  Pages

  • Short Story Analysis

    Short Story Analysis In this essay, your purpose is to fully explain an element (theme, characterization or symbolism) in a short story of your choice. I will provide you with examples of each element from stories by Hemingway, Updike and Vonnegut ; you may write about any of these authors except the ones that we have discussed in class. However, you may choose to investigate an author of your own choice. Below I have listed some contemporary authors and story collections you may want to...

    Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Fiction 1773  Words | 6  Pages

  • Short Story and Dance Pianist

    Status in Two Chekhov Stories In the introduction to our edition of Chekhov's short stories, by George Pahomov, it is stated that Chekhov's fiction “captured the burgeoning Russian democracy” and that “in Chekhov's democratic world view, no one was excluded” (vii-viii). We see these ideals being put forward in the two stories by Chekhov that we will discuss in this paper. In these two stories, “The Resurrection” and “The Dance Pianist,” we can see how Chekhov depicts a world where the author's...

    Alice Munro, Anton Chekhov, Fiction 1446  Words | 4  Pages

  • Short Story Passage Response

    Short Story Passage Response To Build A Fire – Jack London Summary: Full of vivid descriptions and hidden meanings, it’s hard to grasp the underlying themes after a first read. So far I understand that a man took on the foolhardy task of travelling alone across the Klondike in such extreme temperatures. The man, accompanied by a wolf, appeared to have survival instincts and a mentality keen enough to make the seemingly impossible journey. Unfortunately, because of the human nature specifically...

    Human nature, Literary technique, Natural environment 968  Words | 3  Pages

  • Judgment in short stories

    Unfortunately, judgment is based off many elements that a person values and encounters possibly leading them to make less than favorable choices. After reading all of the short stories I analyzed each and came across one that I found the most interesting. This short story was a biblical parable titled “The Judgment of King Solomon.” The story begins with two harlots brought before King Solomon to resolve their quarrel. It was noted that the women lived in the same house and both of which gave birth on the...

    Ethics, Instrumental value, Korban 1194  Words | 4  Pages

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    choice. They even took precautions such as asking his foster mother to keep it a secret so that he’d never have to bear this pain, they did it all for him. His mother now in tears, she hugged him. “We didn’t have time to redo your old room in such short notice.” It all made sense to him now, all the pictures of him on the walls, the subtle looks of happiness on their faces he caught throughout the day and the old baby room. They finally had their child back, he was home. ...

    2004 albums, 2005 singles, A Good Thing 896  Words | 3  Pages

  • Short Story Ab

    The Land Lady 1. Who are the protagonist and antagonist? In this short story the protagonist is Billy Weaver, a young 17 year old brisk man dressed appropriately in a suit. The antagonist is the land lady who lures Billy inside her building. 2. What is the mode of narration: first person, or third person point of view? How do you know this? The mode of narration is a third person point of view. The narrator refers to all the characters by name. Also the narrator has access to a character’s...

    Character, Fiction, Grammatical person 1446  Words | 4  Pages

  • Raymond Carver's Short Stories

    Raymond Carver’s Short Stories In reading both stories “Mine” and “Little Things” and another which is basically the same as the second story “Little Things” but with a different name “Popular Mechanics”. “Mind was written in 1977, “Popular Mechanics” which was rewritten in 1981, and finally Mr. Carver retitled the story as “Little Things”. The original story was rewritten with subtle small changes and it changed the direction in which the reader focuses his attention. All of these small changes...

    1938 births, 2004 albums, Anton Chekhov 801  Words | 3  Pages

  • What Is a Short Story?

    What Is a Short Story? Short Stories are very interesting to read and can have many different meanings. Usually just one plot or theme, but can carry much more significance to reader than given credit for. Short stories are one of the most distinguished types of literature there is. Since they are different, they fall into a genre that implies certain expected conventions or traits. A short story is a fictional read which can be exciting because it usually is not going to bore you to death, and...

    An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, Fiction, Meaning of life 923  Words | 3  Pages

  • Two Short Stories of Awareness

    Two Short Stories Of Awareness Beyond Oneself:"Araby" And "A Sunrise On The Veld""Araby" by James Joyce and "A Sunrise On The Veld" by Doris Lessing are both short stories in which theprotagonists gained a consciousness that was beyond themselves. The main characters are both initiatedinto new realities and truths of which they were not previously aware. Both short stories will beexamined with reflections according to the type of initiation that was experienced, the nature of thenarrators, the similar...

    Awareness, Character, Existence 1614  Words | 4  Pages

  • Short Story

    genuinely. “Um yes… I mean no! No it’s not taken!” I spurted out. My cheeks turned a blush shade of pink, and I scooted over in the seat to make room for the new guy. He giggled under his breath as he sat down next to me. “I’m Greyson. Grey for short. What is your name?” “Um… I’m Chandler.” I was fidgeting with the sleeves of my sweatshirt in my lap. “Cool name! I’ve never met a girl named Chandler before.” “Oh well thanks,” I responded, still blushing. Most people would have stopped talking...

    2006 albums, Bus transport, Debut albums 2293  Words | 6  Pages

  • Essay for the Short Story Shilling

    Fully discuss the attitudes towards the fallen: dangers of judging others use the short story Shilling and the woman caught in adultery. The setting of the story Shilling took place in an urban area in Kingston where she was able to maintain her character which allowed her to feel isolated and lonely at times because of the way people thought of her. The use of irony was used to unfold the plot of the story Shilling. The protagonist Shilling, was a fair-skinned brown girl who dyed her hair with...

    Choice, Concepts in aesthetics, Critical thinking 984  Words | 3  Pages

  • Guide to CXC English Short Story

    How to write a CXC English A short story in 45 minutes So, how do you write a CXC English A short story in 45 minutes? Well, there are a lot of techniques for short story writing. Many of which will posted here over time. In this post, I just want to give you some "quick and dirty" tips for writing good short stories when you are not so good at it and you are under the pressure of time in the CXC exam room. Tip 1: Write about the things that you know well. It is easier, faster...

    2005 singles, American films, Essay 807  Words | 3  Pages

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