• Mr.Know All Analysis
    divided into 2 kinds, they are fiction and non-fiction. There are kinds of fiction, they are myth, legend, fairytale, novel, short story. In non-fiction there are kinds too, they are biography, science, and thesis. In this research, the researcher will just focus on short story. Short story is a brief work...
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  • “Two Kinds”, Conflicts
    Two Kinds”, Conflicts “Two Kinds” is written by Amy Tan and it was first published in 1989. This short story tells the relationship between a mother and a daughter and the conflicts between them. The protagonist Jing Mei has both internal and external conflicts. The internal conflict is whether she...
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  • Themes in Postmodernism
    Usually, short stories contain a profound theme which is applicable to the modern society. And the five short stories-“Was it A Dream?”, “On the Sidewalk Bleeding”, “Kath and Mouse”, “G.Trueheart” and “Thank you Ma’am” are brought forth in a well organized manner so that the reader is given a good message...
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  • Literature
    LITERATURE I. FICTION A. What fiction is Fiction (from the Latin fictio, "a shaping, a counterfeiting") is a name for stories not entirely factual, but at least partially shaped, made up, imagined. It is true that in some fiction, such as historical novel, a writer draws upon factual information...
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  • The Hell Is This?
    Cat in the Rain is a short story written by Ernest Hemingway. It is about a couple staying at a hotel in Italy, at which we discover that their relationship is not settled. The story is very short and has a few characters with little details about them. This essay aims to explore and examine three aspects:...
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  • Essay Yow
    A short 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...
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  • The Definition of Prose
    not fall into any particular formal structure and types of prose can include drama, articles, novels, short stories, letters, history, philosophy and biographies. Prose is a term applied to any kind of discourse that is not poetry. This term usually, but not always, refers to written rather than spoken...
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  • Love
    Small Assignment 5 – 20% Detailed Assignment List and Descriptions Small Assignment 1 – Done in class Choose five of eight questions about short stories 1) The “worst date night ever” scene in Red Dragon is very disturbing, from the tiger touching, to the dentures and smashed mirror in the bathroom...
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  • Short Story
    What Is a Short Story? A short story is a form of narrative writing style that is usually simpler and more direct compared to longer stories of fiction such as novels.   Therefore, because of their short length, short stories rely on many forms of fictional plans to express the idea of a theme...
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  • Fiction Essay of "The Most Dangerous Game" and "The Destructors"
    Thesis: The setting of a story plays a vital role when considering the overall outlook to which that story has to offer. In short stories, the setting can be much more significant due to the fact time has been reduced for the reader. In “The Destructors” by Graham Greene, and “The Most Dangerous Game”...
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  • Essay
    Qualitative Life in the Face of a Quantative Society: Sheelagh Morris’s “Letter to a Cat” Sheelagh Morris’s short story, “Letter to a Cat,” is a dramatization of the conflict between two sets of life-values: the qualitative and the quantative. Norma is someone who has qualitative values, that is,...
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  • Two Kinds vs. Yellow Wallpaper
    Two Kinds vs. The Yellow Wallpaper Literature 210 After reading two very different pieces of literature one could come to the conclusion that there are many similarities and many differences between them. By comparing and contrasting the two short stories Two Kinds by Amy Tan...
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  • The Sniper
    1. What is the setting of the story? I believe the story takes place in Dublin, Ireland, near the Liffey River, around the early 1900s, during the Irish Revolution period. The author describes the setting as a gloomy, war-torn area where “machine guns and rifles broke the silence of the night, spasmodically”...
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  • Questions of Hills Like White Elephants
    Q: The setting of the story consists of a few short descriptive paragraphs. Reread the first paragraph very care fully after you finish the story. What's the significance of the setting to the theme? And what role do the surroundings of the station play in the development of the theme? A: The white...
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  • Short Story "A Conversation with My Father"
    HKDSE English Paper 2 Sample questions on Learning English through Short Stories Compiled by Melinda Lo I : Question types: A. on reading and appreciating short stories 1. A student at your school has posted this blog on the Intranet for your school: ...
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  • Impulse
    Count: 916 Impulse The short story “A & P” by John Updike is a corky and humorous read. The casual, self-venting, adolescent depiction of an absurd event that unfolded in a small town grocery store is a peculiar and yet entertaining read for all audiences. The theme of this story has to do with adolescent...
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  • Miss
    symbolic, moral, intellectual and social considerations. • Literature uses the normal means of communication -- language, images, symbols, codes, stories -- but uses them with more complexity and subtlety than is normal in everyday communication. • As well, it avails itself of a certain sensibility...
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  • Sample Lesson Plan
    the settings of the tell short story that they have read - Identify the main characters of the tell short story - Identify the plot of the tell short story - Identify the problem arises followed by other problems of the tell short story - Identify the solution to the problem of the tell short story ...
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  • Theme and Narrative Elements in the Short Story
    Elements in the Short Story The short story I have chosen to write about is “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” by James Thurber. I will use this story to write an understanding of literary themes. I will use this to describe the theme of the short story, then I will identify two literary elements...
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  • Elements of the Five Literary Forms
    ELEMENTS OF A SHORT STORY 1. Setting This is the time and location in which a story takes place. For some stories the setting is very important, while for others it is not.  There are several aspects of a story's setting to consider when examining how setting contributes to a story (some, or all,...
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