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Layout of the Short Story. 4. Short Story : a prose narrative that is shorter than a novel & generally describes just one event or a tightly constructed series of events. Reading a short story: To get to know the characters & become involved in their situations & dilemmas

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Layout of the Short Story

4.

  • Short Story: a prose narrative that is shorter than a novel & generally describes just one event or a tightly constructed series of events.

  • Reading a short story:

    • To get to know the characters & become involved in their situations & dilemmas

      • Short Story writers must engage readers using the following elements:

      • 1. Plot

      • 2. Characters

      • 3. Point of View: who is the narrator

      • 4. Setting: time, place & mood

      • 5. Theme: main idea of the story

        • May contain several themes

        • Each reader may find different themes

5.

3.

1 & 2

6.

  • Exposition, or background = tone (author’s attitude toward the story) is set; setting is explained; introduces the characters; information needed to understand the plot

  • Conflict or problem

  • Rising action, or complication

  • Climax = decisive point when the central problem of the plot must be resolved in one way or another

  • Falling Action events that lead to the

  • Resolution… problem is solved


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American Romanticism – 1800-1855

American Romanticism is an offshoot of the European Movement

New attitude toward nature, humanity, and society

Like its British counterpart American Romantics:

Celebrated Individualism

A respect for nature

A concern with the impact of new technology

An admiration of women

A fascination with death and the supernatural


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