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A Story

In this very short story, Alice Walker tells of a young, African American girl who, while gathering flowers, stumbles quite literally upon the body of a dead man. The atmosphere, language and subject matter of the story suggest the southern United States as a setting-sometime in the mid- to late-20th century seems an appropriate time period, though this is far less clear. The contrast between the story's beginning and end is striking. We begin with a light-hearted description of the life of Myop...

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Explanatory Story

Assignment 6 What to submit We don’t have money to award in JOUR200, but in Assignment 6, we are looking for you to explain a subject. You must submit a 500-word explanatory story (plus or minus 50 words) about a topic of your own choosing. You are encouraged to use your story idea from Discussion Post 4 if that is viable. The story is due by 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 7, the last day of class. You must refer to a primary document and you must use in-person interviews with people on our campus or in our...

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The Story Teller

the short story "The Story Teller" by Saki, an aunt was traveling with 3 little children. When the tries to get the children's attention, the children don't respond to her and continue to disobey her. When a bachelor that was traveling in the same carriage as them starts to tell the offspring's a story, the children, with hesitation at first, start to listen to him with excitement. The bachelor seemed to know what story the children will like and what type of tone and language the story had to be...

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Stories Are for Adults To Learn English

Stories Are for Adults Too! by Chris King Very often when I tell someone I am a storyteller, they will say, “Oh, how nice. Do you tell stories to children in the schools and at the libraries?” Well, yes, I do tell stories to children of all ages, but I also tell stories to adults. And, in my opinion, adults need and want the stories even more than the children. In this article, I am going to address why we, as storytellers, tell to adults. I will be including some quotes and ideas from many...

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The Danger of a Single Story

Randa ElFouly The Danger of a Single Story - A speech that was said by Chimamanda Adichie that inspired me to write this report. Chimamanda Adichie began talking about this thing she liked to call “a single story.” The Danger of a Single Story is about having a one sided perspective on different cultures and countries. She explains that she originally had a single story of writing because as a kid, all she had read were children’s books from America or England and all the characters in these...

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The Five Elements of a Short Story

structures that build a strong story. The five elements of a story are character, figure of speech, form, theme, and symbolism. Insight is ability to see clearly or intuitively in the elements of a story and the story itself. Both “The Tiger,” by Erick Gentry, and “A Lesson in Discipline,” by Teresa Foley, are short stories which contain these elements which each influence the insight that the reader develops. The insights I have gained insights I have attained from these two stories are that I must not assume...

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The Chieftest Mourner Story

Chieftest Mourner is a story or rather a narration by a girl in her college days whose unvledied. Her uncle was given the title "the last of a distinct school of Philippine poets" and wasdescribed as "the sweetest lyre that ever throbbed with Malayan chords". The title of this story isdifferent from the other ones I've read before because one of the words which makes it up isunfamiliar to me and to my dictionary, which makes it a bit hard to make a connection between itand the story itself. But from the...

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Short story essay

skillful author has hundreds of tricks up his or her sleeve for successfully conveying the theme of the story to readers. One of the most effective methods in doing so would be through the use of irony, both situational and verbal. When an event occurs to the contrary of what the reader might have been expecting, the plot thickens, adding a twist or creating a higher level understanding of the story. Irony can also expose a character’s true self and the situation he or she has brought about. For example...

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A Story

good memories from their childhood. Everyone likes to remember their childhood. My childhood was rough, but I made sure that every night I got a bed time story. IN order for that to happen I had to pick out a book, 10 minutes before I had to go to bed. When I was growing up this was the best book in the world to me. Each time I wanted a story read to me, I would pick this book up and ask my mother to read it to me. This book brought so much hope and wisdom to me, it made me think about everything...

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Response to Short Story

to the racist nature of the Europeans who colonized Canada. The main character in the story, Big Tom, appears physically and mentally worn out by his life. At the beginning of the story, the reader gets a sense of bitterness with how he perceives his life. Despite living in poverty, he appears to be a caring father. The reader senses Big Tom grappling with his Native identity when he tells his infant son a story: “his voice slid awkwardly through the ageless folktale of his people”. It is as if Big...

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