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Short Stories

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Short stories are a subgenre of fiction. They are shorter than a novel, and are usually specific to one plot and with a limited number of characters. Other names for a short story include microfiction, drabbles, and novellas.
It is probably the moment when the lorry driver laughs at the fact  that Mr. Thomas' house has been destroyed. This event indicates the  downfall of the "old guard" and the dawn of a more egalitarian  England.
Allusion is a brief and indirect reference to a person, place, thing or idea of historical, cultural, literary or political significance. It does not describe in detail the person or thing to which it refers. It is just a passing comment and the writer expects the reader to possess enough knowledge...
It gets ran over by a truck while jumping on the street
Scrooge heard the sound of his nephew, Fred's hearty laugh.
mother clochette   mother bellflower
In this story, a young man, a student, is told by a woman that she  would dance with him at the ball the next night if he brought her a  red rose. However, he has no red roses, and is vocalizing his  despair when a nightingale hears him. The nightingale is touched by  the soul of this student,...
setting of the key by mark van doren
In the short story My Father Goes to Court, a very poor familygrows up next door to a very rich family. The rich family alwayshas more than enough to eat, and the poor family never has enough. The poor family enjoys hearing and smelling the good food at therich family's house every day, and even...
The Friday Everything Changed by Anne Hart The Friday Everything Changed" written by Anne Hart describes how a simple question challenges the unspoken rule, the tradition and in the process, bringing people closer together. We are introduced to Alma Niles, a girl who is well-liked among her peers....
If by "figurative" you mean "alternate", there was an alternate spelling of words in 2055 as a result of one of the men having killed a butterfly in the past.The sign at the shop now said:"TYME SEFARI INC. SEFARIS TU ANY YEER EN THE PAST. YU NAIM THE ANIMALL. WEE TAEK YU THAIR. YU SHOOT ITT....
This shows how we Filipino, value the dead member of the family..(in my own understanding..please just correct and inform me if i'm wrong)^_^please add me.. legaspiryo@yahoo.com
Rainsford leaped upon the rail and balanced himself there to get greater elevation but his pipe hit a rope and was knocked from his mouth he then lunged for it and reached too far and lost his balance and fell in the Caribbean sea
Different people have different opinions.
It is a very good story. It also gives us very good message.
The story is about regrets and longing. A man who is already  engaged meets a girl that he really likes, and flirts with her,  feeling that he loves her and would rather be with her... and even  after he marries the woman that he is engaged to, he wonders what  his life would be like with that...
Alfred realizes his mother is broken in spirit although she can put  on a strong front in public, as she did with Sam Carr.
It is impossible to say there are so many pages in any short story. The number of pages depends on the size of the page, the font and the line spacing. Some versions are in large print; others are in small print. Some versions are in hard cover; others in paperback. I have two versions of this...
It was by the narrator who said "He had no further  intercourse with Spirits, but lived upon the Total Abstinence  Principle, ever afterwards; and it was always said of him, that he  knew how to keep Christmas well, if any man alive possessed the  knowledge. May that be truly said of us, and all...
"So they're steady coming up on Broadway and i see right away it's going to be one of those Dodge City Scenes ..."
"Raymond's Run" is a short story by Toni Cade Bambara. Hazel  Elizabeth Deborah Parker is a young girl known as Squeaky in the  story. In this story the author uses inference to help readers  better understand how Squeaky thinks and feels.
President Cleveland learned that cards were no match for his father and family. He lesson learned was that family is so much more important. In Raymonds Run he learns that he was taken advantage of and she likes to be herself. Her lesson leanred is to always be yourself.
The struggle between life and death.
  Murder on the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allan Poe Nightfall by Isaac Asimov A study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle
August Heat is a 1910 short story by http://www.answers.com/topic/w-f-harvey, about two men whose glimpses, each of the other's possible future, lead them to a strange paralyzed standoff.On a scorching August day, artist James Clarence Withencroft draws a sketch: "a criminal in the dock immediately...
Rather like an old Tea in form, 'Emily' has a full leafy bushdecorated with very large (5 to 6 inches), very double (40 petals)high centered roses of a soft pastel pink. Fragrant and lovely.
Jim and Della give each other gifts. This leads to an ironic, unexpected ending, which creates an allegory about generosity. Apex
There are about 250 words per page, so just divide.
It Rained Saturday Afternoon is a tale for children about how it  should not rain on Saturdays because it should be a day of play for  children. It depicts that Saturdays should be filled with smiles  and happy greetings.
well in the book, Sargent major morris explains his views on how it shouldnt be used because it only caused trouble or even DEATH and to be honest IT DID!!!! so thats why it should have been thrown away
In saki's short story, the Interlopers he used a general tone of irony by making use of both verbal and situational irony. It the story were told from another perceptive entirely. this tone might change.
The mirror, in literal terms, is an object in which we can see our own reflection. But Dr. Heidegger also sees in his own mirror, the images of his deceased patients. The mirror symbolizes his past failures and those patients he could not save. This symbol is a key to the character of Heidegger, who...
the importance of water or "if you don't use it, you lose it"
The climax of 'A Secret Lost in the Water' is when the narrator holds the branch in their hands but doesn't feel anything.
The rising action is when the father of the narrator goes to get the branch that his father had used.
He was described that way to emphasize what a cold-hearted  character Scrooge had become.
The settings for this story are:housegardenroyal ball
My heart grew sick! (After Fortunato blocks off the wall)
These two are very different stories. Probably the biggest similarity of the two is that both stories are centered around a lie. Mme. Loisel lies to her friend Mme. Forestier when she doesn't tell her she lost the necklace, then puts herself into debt for ten years in order to give her back a real...
tje physical place of the scarlet ibis is in Georgia South Carolina.... it took place in 1918, the setting is home and near a swamp land.....................
INTRODUCTION: Alfredo Salazar, a bachelor who is over thirty, wasabout to get married to his fiancée, Esperanza. He wasashamed to admit it but his love and passion forEsperanza was not so much anymore that it has faded.Instead, he was attracted to another woman, JuliaSalas. But because Alfredo...
The setting is probably in a war zone. If you are in an advanced english class then you will probably be asked about the setting clues. If not then you can just answer the barber shop. One setting clue is that the other character is a captain and you know that in wars there are captains, generals,...
Although it isn't in the story, many people predict that it is to return Herbert to the dead. I am not sure why, though...
There is no antagonist in "The Gift of the Magi."
It comes out the 8th November 2010
because of the gravity of the earth
There is such a story- I believe the adventure of the speckled Band- by Arthur Conan Doyle =- of Sherlock Holmes fame. Poison was probably derived from - what else- snakes. Do not confuse with Maupassant"s the necklace, or the Affair of the Diamond Necklace- which was a scandal of late Monarchist...
That is correct.Scrooge under-paid Cratchit, treated him badly, knew nothing about his home life, threatened to fire him, and (apparently) barely viewed him as a human being.But he was Cratchit's boss.
The symbolism in "The Veldt" is the lion. The lion is a symbol because of how fierce it was.
Truce in the Forest is based on a true story from Christmas  Eve, 1944, in the middle of the Battle of the Bulge. A woman agrees  to hide three American soldiers but finds herself in a potentially  explosive situation when German soldiers appear at her door. It is  set through the densely...
Narrator, Le Gleo, and Itchoua.
The heart represents Love, or joy. The liver represents anger.
Fortunato's costume is that of a court jester, otherwise known as a "fool". The reader, meaning me, since you said "What impression did you get..." gets the idea that Fortunato is a fool, that he is going to be fooled into doing something and that he is going to act like a fool doing it. All of...
Montresor tell Fortunato that he has acquired a pipe of wine which he believes, but is not sure, is an Amontillado. Knowing that Fortunato is vain about his knowledge of wine and of his low regard for the ability of a person known as Luchesi to judge wines, Montresor tells Fortunato that he is going...
the difference between Josephine and Mrs. Mallard
  Not sure about the Age group but here are many Short Story Contests   http://www.bigfatprize.com/prize/index.php?page=prize&section=browse&category=17&subcategory=4
We can't be sure in the story all the things that Alan Sherriff  spends the money on, but here are the certain things, and the  likely things:   After first drink, $100: Likely alcohol   After second and third drink, $600: Likely alcohol and gambling   After fourth drink, $800: A shave,...
When Patrick Maloney drains his drink in one swallow. The author actually says this is unusual. Another time is when Mary is practicing in front of the mirror before going to the grocer's. The indicates that she is preparing an alibi. Your Welcome <3
lyrics of footnote to youth
Nothing he just helped his Uncle Tio Jaun plant something.
She was merely following the account in Exodus (making a modern version) when Moses and the Elders of Israel conducted a lottery to find a scape-goat to stone to death for their failure in battle.
Yes, four daughters.
Probably to put the old man completely at his ease andprevent him from forming any suspicions.
real bravery is found in action not words
In my point of view the climax of the glove story is when Dunn got back to the murder scens to put his missing glove but the Stong's son cought him.
The White Horse of Alih is a story by Egmidio Alvarez Enriquez. It  follows the story of a man who intends to kill people celebrating  the Filipino- American Friendship Day.
When the Loisels are invited to a ball, Madame Loisel becomes very  upset, insisting that she has nothing appropriate to wear to such  an event. Hoping to make his wife feel better, Monsieur Loisel  offers to buy her a new dress. As the ball approaches, Madame  Loisel again becomes anxious...
Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
The Lovers is about Keaja and Tselane, two young people who fall inlove with each other even though they are to be married to others.Keaja and Tselane disobey their parents by being together and as aresult are cast out of their village. Once cast out they disappearnever to be heard from again.
"Daughter of Invention" by Julia Alvarez is a short story about a Dominican family who have trouble with adjusting to the American way of thought.
By reading books, including stories about pirates and Ali Baba.
Nate Brodie and his best friend Abby McCall
The French military under the command of Napoleon break into the cell and rescue the prisoner just as he is about to jump.