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Published on October 8, 2008

Author: harmonicagoldfish

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Understanding Short Stories aka Figuring out what the heck it all means!

Reading... You need to read more than once First – just read Second, third, etc... - take notes on the short story Highlight, underline, circle, write in the margins BUT ABOUT WHAT??

You need to read more than once

First – just read

Second, third, etc... - take notes on the short story

Highlight, underline, circle, write in the margins

BUT ABOUT WHAT??

The What... Parts of the Short Story Characters, setting plot, conflict, theme Good Juicy Quotes Things that remind you of ... Other books/movies/plays/videos..., current events, your life, people

Parts of the Short Story

Characters, setting

plot, conflict,

theme

Good Juicy Quotes

Things that remind you of ...

Other books/movies/plays/videos..., current events, your life, people

Ideas on How Highlighters DON 'T highlight everything Use different colours for different sections

Highlighters

DON 'T highlight everything

Use different colours for different sections

Why? For answering questions Having quotes ready to provide evidence when you are answering questions Organizing all of the many ideas in each story Keeping your cool when doing homework

For answering questions

Having quotes ready to provide evidence when you are answering questions

Organizing all of the many ideas in each story

Keeping your cool when doing homework

Answering a question How is Miss Emily's victory over adversity made possible?

How is Miss Emily's victory over adversity made possible?

Miss Emily's victory over adversity is made possible in a few different ways. One reason is because she is a woman. When the town's people began to complain about the funny smell coming from her house and asked the judge to talk to her about it, he refused by saying, « Dammit, sir...will you accuse a lady to her face of smelling bad? » (p.290). At that time, people would not ask embarrassing questions of women. As well, earlier on in the story the judge told Miss Emily a funny story about why she did not have to pay taxes and the narrator explained that she accepted it because « only a woman could have believed it. » (p.288). She was able to get away without paying taxes because the judge thought that, since she was a woman, she would not be able to take care of herself.

Miss Emily's victory over adversity is made possible in a few different ways. One reason is because she is a woman. When the town's people began to complain about the funny smell coming from her house and asked the judge to talk to her about it, he refused by saying, « Dammit, sir...will you accuse a lady to her face of smelling bad? » (p.290). At that time, people would not ask embarrassing questions of women. As well, earlier on in the story the judge told Miss Emily a funny story about why she did not have to pay taxes and the narrator explained that she accepted it because « only a woman could have believed it. » (p.288). She was able to get away without paying taxes because the judge thought that, since she was a woman, she would not be able to take care of herself.

POV 1 st person – told using « I » 3 rd person objective – told from the POV of an outsider. We can see what is observed, not the thoughts of characters. 3 rd person limited – the narrator is an outsider who can see inside the mind of one character 3 rd person omniscient – told from different perspectives. The narrator is an all-knowing outsider who can see inside the mind of many characters.

1 st person – told using « I »

3 rd person objective – told from the POV of an outsider. We can see what is observed, not the thoughts of characters.

3 rd person limited – the narrator is an outsider who can see inside the mind of one character

3 rd person omniscient – told from different perspectives. The narrator is an all-knowing outsider who can see inside the mind of many characters.

Literary Techniques

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