• Many Readers Find I Am the Cheese to Be a Mind-Boggling, Deliberately Confusing Detective Story with No Real ‘Solution’, Written Far Beyond the Sophistication Level of Young Adults
    The novel I Am the Cheese by Robert Cormier makes use of many sophisticated narrative and textual features as well as a twisting plotline. Due to this, many teenage readers find this novel confusing, pointless and unenjoyable. However there are a number of teenage readers who relate to, understand a
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  • A Humorous Short Random Story
    Every day, Mike Hawk rolls out of the left side of his queen sized bed and tiredly shuffles to his dresser to turn off his alarm clock. His wife won't get up for another 2 hours, so Mike throws on his Carhartt overalls and plaid shirt then heads downstairs for breakfast. Mike was never allowed sweet
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  • Short Story
    A short story is a work of fiction that is usually written in prose, often in narrative format. This format tends to be more pointed than longer works of fiction, such as novellas (in the 20th and 21st century sense) and novels or books. Short story definitions based upon length differ somewhat even
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  • Short Biography of Poe
    Edgar Allan Poe was born January 19, 1809 in Boston, where his mother had been employed as an actress. Elizabeth Arnold Poe died in Richmond when poe was three years old. Edgar was taken into the family of John Allan. After attending schools in England and Richmond, young Poe registered at
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  • "All Those Things That 'Aren't Evidence' Are What Convice Me" How G. K. Chesterton's Father Brown Broke the Rules of Detective Fiction
    Contents 1. Introduction................................................................................................................. 1 2. Proposed Rules for Detective Fiction......................................................................... 1 2.1 S. S. Van Dine's "Twenty rul
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  • The Detective Novel
    Detective fiction is perhaps one of the most popular literary genres of all time. One of the sub-genres of detective fiction is the detective novel. The novel as a formwas already, almost fully-developed before the emergence of the detective fiction. Though traces of detection techniques can be fou
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  • The History of the Hard-Boiled Detective
    There are many sub-genres of detective fiction and hard-boiled fiction is one of them. What exactly is hard-boiled detective fiction? Hard-Boiled detective fiction is fiction that features tough, cynical, urban private eyes who expose corruption and frequently get injured in the course of their inve
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  • The Story of an Hour
    In "The Story of an Hour," I can relate to so many different things that go on in this short tragic story. After reading the story I almost felt like Louise Mallard and I were living the same life with different events and a different outcome. Everything about the two of us comes down to being alway
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  • Beowulf: Short Story
    Beowulf: Short Story In the beautiful town of Ventaria, which is located near the southern- most point of Ireland, a once proud colony of people enjoyed the magnificent surroundings and a simplistic life. Brian the Great, beloved ruler of the Ventarians, had been killed by the evil Filth-Sammich
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  • Creative Story: in Short
    Creative Story: In Short It all started not so long ago. In fact, though I can't be completely sure about it, I think it was only five months ago. My name is Jeff Washburn and I am a surgeon. Not that long ago my life under went a huge change. Unfortunately a huge misfortune had to take place fir
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  • Short Story/Film Analysis
    Short Story/Film Analysis Aric McDonald Short Story/Short Film Comm. 411-35 11:30-12:45 Spring 1997 The three short stories are similar because they all involve jealousy. This type of jealousy surrounds the main characters who are en
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  • Mastering the Short Story
    Mastering The Short Story Although I perceive Paul Darcy Boles to be an uppity, egotistic, and somewhat euphorically rambling old man from his style of writing, there is some beneficial information for someone wishing to create a commercially viable short story. However, I feel that creating a st
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  • George Bernard Shaw and His Short Story About the Cremation of the Nar
    George Bernard Shaw and His Short Story About the Cremation of The Narrator's Mother In a written excerpt from a letter about the cremation of his mother, George Bernard Shaw recalls her "passage" with humor and understanding. The dark humor associated with the horrid details of disposing of hi
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  • The Short Story Theories of Ed
    In both of the articles, each author is trying to share his view, or theory on the short story. The view of Edgar Allen Poe is very pessimistic toward the novel and other forms of long fiction, while B.M. Ejxenbaum takes a more analytic approach. Poe writes, “The novel certainly requires wh
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  • A Worn Path: the Modern Short Story
    In the modern short story, Eudora Welty clearly develops Phoenix Jackson as a main character who indirectly manipulates other people. Phoenix, as the speaker in "A Worn Path" holds the status of an old Negro woman who continues the everyday cycle of life. Although, in reality Phoenix is an average h
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  • Hawthorne to Faulkner: the Evolution of the Short Story
    Hawthorne to Faulkner: The Evolution of the Short Story Nathaniel Hawthorne and William Faulkner's short stories "Young Goodman Brown" and "A Rose for Emily" use a moral to endorse particular ideals or values. Through their characters examination and evaluation of one another, the author's lesso
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  • Loyalty to Family in the Short Story "Barn Burning"
    The short story "Barn Burning" by William Faulkner is a stark look at the struggle of a boy to try to do what is right, or do what is best for his family during the post Civil War era. The main character, Sartoris Snopes is a poor son of a migrant tenant farmer who, in the opening scene is being qu
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  • Short Story Collection a Good Man Is Hard to Find
    Flannery O'Connor's short story collection A Good Man is Hard to Find has many elements of a southern gothic work. Images of ancient castles with sliding panels create suspicious themes and settings that lead the readers into the dark and gloomy world of the southern United States. With all of the
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  • Short Story
    Short Story It was about one-thirty in the morning in the town of Homestead Michigan. The almost fluorescent light of the moon bouncing off the fresh puddles that covered the ground. The grass and trees were covered in a thin layer of water causing every little beam of light to reflect back up.
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  • Short Story Analysis Paul's Case
    In Willa Cather's short story Paul's Case we learn of a young man who is fighting what he fears most: to be as common and plain as his world around him. How others perceive Paul only encourages him to fulfill his dream of escaping his monotonous lifestyle. Paul feels he is drowning in his everyday
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