• M, Bjkb
    Of Dating” is a short story about the author Dave Barry giving advice to a guy on how to ask a girl on a date. He also told an experience he has in Middle School asking a girl out. Bauer, Joan. “Pancakes.” What’s So Funny” Perfection Learning Corporation. Ed. J. A. Schumacher. Iowa: 2000. 63...
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  • Funny Story
    Giant Cigarette Lighter Filed Under Short Funny Stories | 17 Comments A guy walks into a bar, sits down next to another guy and immediately notices the guy has a very large Bic cigarette lighter. The first guy says “Wow, that’s a huge lighter…where did you get it?” The guy replies...
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  • The Destiny of a Good Listener
    “THE DESTINY OF A GOOD LISTENER?” A DECONSTRUCTIVE READING OF A SHORT STORY NASIB SEORANG PENDENGAR SETIA BY JUJUR PRANANTO Andreas Akun Jurusan Bahasa Inggris, Fakultas Bahasa dan Budaya, Universitas Bina Nusantara, Jakarta Email: and.akun@gmail.com Abstract A literary text is open to...
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  • Literary Devices
    funny story and I enjoyed it. I don’t read at all unless it has to do with the news, sports, or military information. I feel that if I can understand what is a literary device, I understand more what I am reading and actually enjoyed this short story....
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  • My Oedipus
    whole situation very humorous. This short story take the topic from a Greek legend but make it more interesting and funny which is very entertaining. By making full use of literature devices flexibly, the story contains both artistic and content value, conveying the message of how to bring up and...
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  • Short story
    Irony is Among Us. Irony is something that makes you laugh or that is funny. Irony is an important aspect in many short stories as shown in, “The most Dangerous game” by Richard Connell, “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson, and “The Gift of the Magi” by O. Henery. All of these short stories have...
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  • Book Review - Classic Short Stories - Three Hours Between Planes
    Book review Classic Short Stories Three Hours Between Planes The book ”Classic Short Stories” is a book whit many lesser texts. I will look at one of the texts called ”Three Hours Between Planes”. ”Three Hours Between Planes” is a short story write by Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald. He was a...
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  • That Is What It Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona
    . However, Thomas seems one of the most interesting characters in this short story. The author presents Thomas as a person who has not been affected negative by the hardship and struggles of modern day Native American. He is funny and traditional person; and has the kind of personality. Thomas...
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  • The Real Performance
    better ways to add humor to a speech or presentation, including:. Using funny stories and anecdotes--not jokes--in your speech Everyone has had bad experiences that become funny with the passage of time. They make great stories Remember that today's tragedy is tomorrow's funny anecdote. If...
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  • benifits of social networking
    written from an author's personal point of view, but the definition is vague, overlapping with those of an article and a short story. Essays can consist of a number of elements, including: literary criticism, political manifestos, learned arguments, observations of daily life, recollections, and...
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  • I See You
    Funny short stories 266 comments Category: Funny Jokes,Short stories The child and his mother: A curious child asked his mother: “Mommy, why are some of your hairs turning grey?” The mother tried to use this occasion to teach her child: “It is because of you, dear. Every bad...
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  • Short Stories
    Short Stories The Stories “The creation, death, and rebirth of the universe,” “The death of Balder,” and “The theft of Thor’s hammer” were slightly interesting the first one was pretty confusing with all the crazy names and what not. My favorite one was “The theft of Thor’s hammer” it was short...
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  • Walter Mitty
    The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is a funny story about a man who gets fantasy mixed up with reality. Walter experiences 5 different episodes each featuring him doing something brave. The author James Thurber expresses nothing but humor in this short story. Immediately when the story first...
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  • Sidina
    Wednesday, February 27th, 2008 The Disappearing Short Story People don’t read as much as they used. Jordan Barber observes the downfall of the short story–an underrated medium that should thrive in our busy lifestyle but remains largely ignored. by Jordan Barber jordan@bygonebureau.com Writer...
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  • Jerome K. Jerome “A victim to one hundred and seven fatal maladies”
    seven fatal maladies”. The story is written by a humorist, that’s why it contains a lot of different funny moments and special stylistic devises. The first one we met already in the name of the story “A victim to one hundred and seven fatal maladies”. This phrase has an ironical tone. We understand...
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  • Donald Barthelme
    Donald Barthelme writes I read a few of his short stories. Barthelme is a “writer of experimental fiction who creates funny and disturbing stories by putting different parts of stories that are seemingly unimportant to one another together”(Marowski and Matuz, 34). Anatole Broyard says...
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  • Review of Mark Twain’s “How to Tell A Story”- The American humorous story
    3 Review of Mark Twain’s “How to Tell A Story”: The American humorous story In “How to Tell a Story” by Mark Twain, he attempts to explain how one should tell a “humorous” or funny story. He also goes on about the how an American humorous story differs from a European comic or witty story...
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  • Donald Barthelme
    writes I read a few of his short stories. Barthelme is a "writer of experimental fiction who creates funny and disturbing stories by putting different parts of stories that are seemingly unimportant to one another together"(Marowski and Matuz, 34). Anatole Broyard says", Barthelme is...
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  • “An Ounce of Cure” by Alice Munro
    the main character of the story as a typical teenage girl who falls in love, and eventually gets her heart broken and devastated. As a result, her devastation leads her to making a horrible decision and has to face the consequences of her actions. Summary #2 The short story An Ounce of Cure is...
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  • Jack London
    found myself really getting into some of London’s shorts stories, I was amused and satisfied with the context of the story. “The handsome cabin boy” was not only funny but the writing was beautiful, the way London writes makes me want to read more, I felt like I was a part of the story. This isn’t...
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