Short Stories and Poetry There are many different forms of writing that all fall under the name literature. These different ways to create literature are often categorized into specific genres. Some of the genres have more in common with each other than others. Two genres, the short story and the poem, share many similar aspects. Both the short story and the poem can successfully send powerful messages or tell complex stories in a very short amount of words.
One reason fiction is easier to understand and discuss is that it has a plot, setting, a cast of characters, and a theme. Most fiction books follow the same common outline when it comes to structure. Poetry does not fit in this category. Poetry can be written about something or about nothing. A reader can interpret a poem in more than one way.
The Three Elements of Short Stories To grab a reader’s attention and to have them yearn to read a work of literature, many literary elements have to be used to make up the story. A short story is short work of literature aim to be less elaborate than more literary work. It is often judge by its ability to capture the reader’s attention in its short matter. To achieve this urgency for readers to want to be more engaged in the work, it requires elements that cause the reader to depict the story and walk away with a lesson. The story chosen, are true examples of the elements that captures the audience with its brief, focal fiction style of writing.
B. Fable and tale Modern literary fiction in English has been dominated by two forms: the novel and the short story. The two have many elements in common. Perhaps we will be able to define the short story more meaningfully---for it has traits more essential than just a particular length---if first, for comparison, we consider some related varieties of fiction: the fable and the tale. Ancient forms whose origins date back to the time of word-of-mouth storytelling, the fable and the tale are relatively simple in structure; in them we can plainly see elements also found in the short story (and in novel). 1.
I knew you would take this attitude about it!” (line 15). The use of repetition shows that Blanche is getting defensive, she has no reason to because she didn’t admit that she lost Belle Reve yet. Once again, Blanche is deferring the blame from herself, Blanche’s inability to take responsibility consumes her, she is more worried about how others think about her than anything else. She is working harder to convince Stella she is sane, yet comes off crazy. Blanche’s defensiveness makes her seem mentally
My fingers itch- Wife, we scarce thought us blessed” (Shakespeare III, V, 159-162). Juliet’s willingness to risk her life seemed pe... ... middle of paper ... ... Romeo to warn readers about the consequences of making decisions brashly and when overcome by passion. It is both possible and probable that had these hasty characters been able to control their passion, the great amount on deaths in Romeo and Juliet would have significantly decreased. Works Cited Lee, Michelle E., Ed. “Romeo and Juliet.” Literature Resource Center.
In the stories of Editha, The Story of An Hour and The Yellow Wallpaper the realism technique of writing is demonstrated by the omission of fixed, idealistic endings of stories that aren’t realistic. The authors incorporate their characters’ lack of freedom and tragic endings in these stories, which in turn leads readers to experience a realistic conclusion as opposed to an idealistic one. Editha written by William Dean Howells, is a short story of a young woman’s naïve views about war and heroic love. Editha foolishly wants her fiancée George, to prove his love for her and believes that going to war would be “the completion of her ideal of him” (p 372). She views love as an act that must be established by a heroic deed as the author states, “if he could do something worthy to have won her—be a hero, her hero—it would be even better than if he had done it before asking her; it would be grander” (p 372).
Therefore, the Elizabethan audience would have a totally different opinion of the play to the modern. In addition, with the play being set i... ... middle of paper ... ...he mark earlier on, simply to keep her job. For this reason, she should seem nervous when Juliet asks, "Speak'st thou from thy heart?" She would make direct eye contact for a second and then look away as soon as finished her response. Juliet realises how her trust with the nurse has ended so doesn't feel badly when lying to her, by saying that she will "marry, and this is wisely done".
Whether or not this story occurred is unimportant, as O’Brien said, “happeningness is irrelevant.” The important factor is that a lesson is displayed. O’Connor, through her fiction, exposes significant flaws in humanity, using the waiting room as a mirror for who we are. Mrs. Turpin is a mimesis of mankind; just as all good literature should do, our downfalls are displayed in order to teach and improve. As Flannery O’Connor said, “In Good Fiction, certain of the details will tend to accumulate meaning from the action of the story itself, and when this happens they become symbolic in the way they work.” (487) Though her story is more happeningness than true, it was strategically written in order to reveal God’s grace to all believers in the end.
Comparing The Lottery and What A Thought The short stories I have chosen were "The Lottery" and "What A Thought" by Shirley Jackson. Shirley Jackson is considered a morbid writer due to the fact that she writes her stories with the intent to shock her readers into seeing the truth behind human nature. Her work deals with an evil presence in everyday life. "The Lottery" is a chilling tale of an everyday town and their annual lottery. It shows how cruel a town can be in protecting their tradition and rituals and how not even friendship matters.