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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.
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i own model 59 410 bolt recived as a kid in 1954 but do not know exact year of manufacture There was an article in Shotgun Sports sometime ago entitled "Grand Old Shotguns". It covers all the models of the Stevens bolt actions. I just found this article that my brother-in-law had given to me ye…
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It considered the most dangerouse lead in a game because it's more then enough to win easily, the opposition see a change to catch up (after 3 or 4 the opposition usually quites trying), finaly, the team with the lead may start to slack because they think they have the game in the bag (and 2 goals c…
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"The third wish" is a good book by Joan Aiken. It's about Mr.Peters, who had helped a swan escaped. The swan change into the king of the forest and give him three wishes form of leaves for helping him. Mr.Peters first wish is to have a wife who is beautiful as the forest. Soon he found her (Leta) in…
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Answer It teaches us that we don't have to understand why. When God says "do something," trust Him. Answer That an all-loving God will kill all His creations in a whim, including innocent babies and unborn child. See Related Links See the Related Link for "noah's ark" to the botto…
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Lady MadelineLady Madeline is Roderick Usher's twin sister. She is sick with a disease called catalepsy. One with this disease is in a trance-like state with loss of voluntary motion and failure to react to stimuli. The narrator of the short story and Roderick assume that Madeline is dead (since she…
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Answer An appendix is usually extra material that can be helpful as a reference, or a huge table that would distract if it were included as part of the main book. There could be more than one appendix. It usually shows up after the main part of the book, but is unlike a glossary or index because …
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Answer Yes, it is normal to be angry that your own wife would accuse you and not trust you or your word. No she is not right does she have proof that you stole the monies and if so where is it. I would seriously think about getting her some therapy, your in need of some too. Get a back bone…
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In my opinion, there is no single climax in "Eveline," but rather several. The first climax occurs just after her mother's words of madness, "derevaun seraum, derevaun seraun," when she "stood up in a sudden impulse of terror," and becomes panic stricken, realizing that, if she stays in Ireland, she…
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Many pieces of literature are based on the works of Shakespeare.
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I guess the conflict could be seen as man vs self - Mathilde allows vanity, selfish pride and envy to cause her downfall. She makes one poor decision after another all in an attempt to appear to be something she is not. She foolishly spends 400 francs on an elegant gown to wear to a ball and borrows…
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This has a summary and interpretation of "La Mandragola" (The Mandrake). It's an accurate summary and also includes interpretations of the main themes and of the metaphor of Nicia representing Soderini (Machiavelli's boss).
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changes in political system do not affect private life of citicens
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Alright, I've just finished with a good amount of research on this subject. Here's what I found for the subjects I'm into which is horror, suspense, science-fiction, mystery. I plan on searching each one of these on google to find out the specifics for submitting and I recommend the same. Analog S…
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Some of the works written by James Gould Cozzens are Castaway, Men and Brethren, and Children and Others, a volume of short stories. He also wrote Confusion and The Son of Perdition.
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the rising action of Duffy's Jacket The rising action of "Duffy's Jacket" is everything leading up to the climax. I think that the climax of this story is when the monster throws the jacket on Duffy's head and says, "You forgot your jacket, stupid" because the mood changes at this point from scary a…
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The narrator (the lawyer) would seem to be the protagonist, and Bartleby the literal antagonist. But Bartleby could be considered the "anti-hero", as modern writers term an unsympathetic focal character. He is the mistreated Everyman whose only power is to disagree.
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Answer Peter Solis Nery was born on January 6, 1969. He is a poet, fictionist and author from Dumangas, Iloilo, Philippines. He has won major acclaim for his poetry and short stories in his mother tongue, the Hiligaynon, winning such prestigious literary contests as the Carlos Palanca Memorial Aw…
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The Children\'s Story by James Clavell takes place in an unnamed school classroom in the aftermath of a war.
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The short story The Fun They Had was published in the collection The Best of Isaac Asimov in 1973, so if your library has that book, it might be there. Look in other Isaac Asimov collections as well. He is the author, and that would be where to look. The text is also available online. See the relate…
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The theme is the value and responsibility of the individual. It is a story set in the far future in a Utopian (or Dystopian depending on how you look at it) society. Despite its setting, it is a simple ethical tale. We ask similar questions in our society? It is okay to kill one innocent person th…
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Do you mean those ones with 64 pages and a happy ending? I love those and brought a stack of them back from Germany with me years ago. If you look up Martin Kelter Verlag on google, you can get their web address, I think it's kelter.de. You can probably have them sent here, but I never tried it. I t…
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at the beginnig there is a continuo shift from past to present to future
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The similarities are many... they both usually have plot and characters and high and low points, etc. The difference is mainly length. Short stories are much shorter than novels, and so the plot and characterization has to be more limited. One of the good things about the short story form is that th…
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It was very interesting short story. Relationship is dependent on each other that is how it is evaluated.
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Answer art is the things that you want to create especially in expressing to a certain thing to enhance your skills like in painting. sculpture, music and many more. ---His art - that is his writing - can be defined by its rich lushness of his imagery, the passionate intensity of his emotion he…
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The Reader's Digest only publishes extracts from and shortened versions of books that have already been published. Use the Writer's Market to find magazines that will accept your short story!
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The main events of the short story are set in the late 1920's (see reading link below). They are: 1. Rainsford, a big-game hunter, falls from a yacht in the Caribbean. 2. He swims to an island and discovers a palatial chateau. 3. He meets a Cossack expatriate, General Zaroff, who lives alone on t…
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The theme, I think that is explored in Saki's story is mystery. The author deliberately tries to confuse the readers into thinking that Mrs. Sappleton' s husband and children are ghosts. This adds mystery to the story as the readers attempt to find out what really happened in the story. Also, I thin…
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WikiAnswers is not a free service for writing critiques, essays, discussion papers, reports and summaries, or homework. This is considered cheating. We WILL help you learn how to write a good paragraph. Write sentences the way you speak - just pretend you are telling this to a friend, and write do…
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The difference is that poem plays are like short stories but novels is like fiction. I think.....poems are a peice of litrature that is meant to rhyme unless a few.short stories are exactly that many short stories can make up 1 noveland a novel well that's just a big book dosent have to be fictionac…
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There is not really much evidence in chapter 11 to support the conclusion that Ezinma is spoiled as a child. Ezinma is told a story by her mother, and given a piece of fish before her journey with with Chielo, but there is nothing greatly out of the ordinary. Chielo carries Ezinma.
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Grow up, change, look this up yourself.
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May Day Eve is a short story written by Nick Joaquin. It is all about a bitter marriage and how the couple cannot mend the broken vow.
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A social satire is a piece of literature, or some other form of expression such as a cartoon or song, that reflects on a (while criticizing or poking fun at a) specific time period or group of people and certain lifestyles, morals, and beliefs of that group. Three examples of social satires include…
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A short story is a written work, but usually under 10,000 words. It has fewer characters than a complete story, and the plot is usually complete within a few pages. In addition, a short story is a work of prose fiction that is long enough for an average reader to finish in one sitting rather than se…
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\ Alfredo Salazar - son of Don Julian, a more than 30 years old man and a bachelor. He is engaged to Esperanza but him still fleeting to Julia Salas. \ Esperanza - wife of Alfredo Salazar. She is a homely woman, literal minded and intensely acquisitive. She is one of those fortunate women …
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Answer The most important event in the story that caused and made Tree'ear stronger is when the bandits shattered his vases that he was suppose to bring to the royal commisionaries. I think that made him stronger because of the fact that he had no where to turn and just when he was about to give…
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They're both about birds and innocence. Both works use birds as symbols for their characters. The scarlet ibis in James Hurst's work represents the narrator's brother, Doodle; Harper Lee's mockingbird is used to represent the innocence of multiple characters, most notably Tom Robinson and Boo Radle…
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A short story is 2,000 to 7,500 words. This is anywhere between 10 to 30 typed pages, depending on how many words you can fit onto one page.You write a short story the same way you write anything else. Pick a topic, sit down, and get started.Click on the Related Questions to see how to write better,…
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Summary: Dodong wanted to marry Teang and asked his father's permission. Thinking that since they are young, their love would be short, he allowed them to get married. After nine months, Teang gave birth to a child named Blas. For six consecutive years, a new child came along. Teang did not compl…
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Jos Garcia Villa is best known as a modernist Filipino poet who migrated to America in the 1930s. Much critical discussion of Villa in Philippine literary studies has emphasised his narrow concern with aestheticism and his rejection of contemporary demands to politicise artistic production. This pap…
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This is copied from a teaching syllabus -- I can't remember the author because I copied it down quite awhile ago! Characters and how we get to know them:1. Through the author's physical description of them2. Their actions3. Their words4. Their inner thoughts5. Through what other characters say and t…
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Guy de Maupassant was born on August 5, 1850.
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Yes. There are plays and short stories that are all dialogue. It is hard to pull off, but it is possible. But maybe if it's not acted and it's only written, you will have to write forexample "Bill Said" Check out 'They're Made Out of Meat' by Terry Bisson
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Footnote to youthThere is also one called the "Untitled Story".
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Only H. P. Lovecraft could really give an answer to that. The creature was his invention. Here are quotes from two letters written by H.P. Lovecraft, courtesy of The H.P. Lovecraft Archive: The actual sound-as nearly as human organs could imitate it or human letters record it-may be taken as som…
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At your local bookstore, you might also try looking for short story collections or look for literary journals that are dedicated to showcasing short stories from various contemporary authors.
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woman seeking to have a voice instead of just providing her family and her husband.
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Answer 20 years... For Rip Van Winkle was old and gray, And twenty summers had passed away-- Yes, twenty winters of snow and frost etc...
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The story was written as a satire of works on authoritarian dystopias and the common perceptions and fears of egalitarian policies, with its over the top dramatic portrayals of its dystopic society and titular character. However, it has been embraced by those critical of egalitarianism as an allegor…
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Medea's story took place in Colchis were she was born. She lived with Jason after they took the the Golden Fleece at Iolcus, Corinth and Atherns. Her story became a tragedy by Euripides. The most dramatic point was when she murdered her two children by sword in order to receive revenge on Jason for…
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The Speckled Band itself was a deadly snake from India
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I. In literature and in writing it's important to understand the subject and the theme and also be able to identify key points and create your own opinion. When analyzing a novel, you need to discuss the following literary elements that are interwoven together seamlessly to create the great themes a…
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What about it? Be specific when you ask a question.
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The main idea of the short story a visit to grandmother by William melvin kelley is that family is one the most important things in life.Probably, it is the most important thing aswell.So, no matter how they act harsh or hard on us sometimes,but in the end no one will love us more or care about us m…
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The climax of the story is the turning point of the story; the moment when the ultimate suspense reaches its peak. The climax is the problem of the story. Many believe the climax is the most intense or interesting part of the movie. This is a common mistake as the climax is when the theme is prove…
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At the end, he lost his intelligence, and as he did not wish to be pitied, he arranged to go to the Warren State Home.
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Man vs. Society
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It is one of the finest written love stories. Agree. It didn't only focused on the theme of love, but also, it showed how one conquer his self by understanding.Understanding that sometimes things can be illusions yet very influential It shows that in life, man really have to choose between two good …
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Answer what is the theme of this story? a country boy quits school
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The King Emperor
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during the Great Depression in the 1930s it takes place in rural Maryland in the United States
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Washington Irving, the original story's author says from the drowsy dreamy influence of the air. The real name is from the old Dutch Slaper Haven or Secondary Harbor.
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the analyisis is that she is too in love with money and objects that she falls out of love with her family and cares more about her stuff she posseses
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I am writing a short story and so far I have 2250 words witch is like nine pages.
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Rip Van Winkle is the title character of a short story in 1819. He fell asleep in the Catskill Mountains and did not wake up for decades.
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Why Doug wanted to kill Ralph. He wanted to kill Ralph because Ralph bullied him when they were kids. that is true but it also is because he didnt prove his friendship
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The climax of the story is the main part. It's when most problems in the story are resolved, or are about to be resolved. Perhaps it is the most exciting part of the story. In the conventional analysis of narrative structure, stories begin with "exposition" (setting the stage and introducing the ch…
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It is when the story slows down after the big climax.
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Literary devices of a short story
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memory,illusion and forbidden love
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In 1921, the story was adapted into a silent film called "The Diamond Necklace" directed by Denison Clift and starring Milton Rosmer, Jessie Winter and Warwick Ward. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Necklace
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Because he was in shoke that his wife has gone completely mad. He thought that his wife was just fine, and didn't see and problem with the recovery medoth for his wife. And the whole thing just came to him too suddenly. Spelling errors aside in the response above, that is certainly one answer. By th…
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Many of Edgar Allan Poe's writings are considered examples of analytical stories. Romeo and Juliet is also a well known analytical story.
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ambrotsia:)))))))))))))
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The antagonist is nature. It may seem that Georg is the antagonist due to the point of view, but it is nature that ultimately leads to the demise of Ulrich and Georg.
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There is no such thing. Shakespeare did not write short stories, or novels, or any kind of narrative prose. He wrote a couple of narrative poems which told a story, called Venus and Adonis and The Rape of Lucrece. But mostly what he wrote were plays, as well as a number of sonnets.
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Joe Donnelly has an epiphany during Maria's song. He begins to cry, presumably because his thoughts begin to dwell on his mundane life and just how much of a dead routine it is. But, before he allows himself to face this fact, he asks his wife for a corkscrew, a rather common item, in hopes that a d…
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"MS Found in a Bottle" by Edgar Allan Poe and Midsummer by Manuel Aguilar
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Answer The theme is that it is wise to drink alcohol.. and foolish to drink milk, sagacious to kill but imprudent to aid the eradication of a species.
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The work of Jabez Wilson as a member of the Red-Headed league is to copy the Encyclopedia Britannica. He goes to see Holmes because this mysterious league has suddenly vanished.
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The Necklace is about a diamond necklace that Marie Antoinette was to have ordered, but in the story another person ordered the necklace and the plot builds on this idea. It is a good story with some twists and turns. The quality of the film is beautiful.
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Plot: Dodong wanted to marry Teang and asked his father's permission. Thinking that since they are young, their love would be short, he allowed them to get married. After nine months, Teang gave birth to a child named Blas. For six consecutive years, a new child came along. Teang did not complain ev…
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The climax is when Brother picks up Doodle's drooping head only to have Doodle's limp body fall backwards and Brother realizes that Doodle has died most likely because of all the physical exertions he put Doodle through because he was too proud to have an invalid for a brother.
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