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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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Story : the Story Teller

"Come over here and listen to a story," said the aunt, when the bachelor had looked twice at her and once at the communication cord. The children moved listlessly towards the aunt's end of the carriage. Evidently her reputation as a story- teller did not rank high in their estimation. In a low, confidential voice, interrupted at frequent intervals by loud, petulant questionings from her listeners, she began an unenterprising and deplorably uninteresting story about a little girl who was good,...

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Newspaper and Story

illustrations and stories on a page is important, and more than just a mechanical process. The way articles are displayed, their size, and their headlines tell readers the importance you are giving to each story. Bigger, more prominently placed equals more important. Smaller, less prominently placed equals less important. Who has not at times looked at a publication and said, "of course, they put that story on page 18Z at the bottom--they are biased against that topic." Or "of course that's a big story, and a...

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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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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 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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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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Short Story Cxc

hort story Best Short Story for May/June 2010 English A Exam Written by: Zoie Hamilton of Washington Archilbald High School, St. Kitts and Nevis By Curtis Johnson in Form 4/5 Business 1 (Files) · Edit Doc Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate® May/June 2010 English A Examination   Quesion5:   It was the middle of the mathematics class. Mrs Taylor our teacher suddenly collapsed and sprawled unconscious on the floor. It was terrifying. Write a story which includes these words.   She...

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