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Shortstory

  1. 1. Understanding Short Stories aka Figuring out what the heck it all means!
  2. 2. Reading... <ul><li>You need to read more than once </li></ul><ul><ul><li>First – just read </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Second, third, etc... - take notes on the short story </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Highlight, underline, circle, write in the margins </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BUT ABOUT WHAT?? </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. The What... <ul><li>Parts of the Short Story </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Characters, setting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>plot, conflict, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>theme </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Good Juicy Quotes </li></ul><ul><li>Things that remind you of ... </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Other books/movies/plays/videos..., current events, your life, people </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Ideas on How <ul><li>Highlighters </li></ul><ul><ul><li>DON 'T highlight everything </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use different colours for different sections </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Why? <ul><li>For answering questions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Having quotes ready to provide evidence when you are answering questions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Organizing all of the many ideas in each story </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keeping your cool when doing homework </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Answering a question <ul><li>How is Miss Emily's victory over adversity made possible? </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  8. 8. POV <ul><li>1 st person – told using « I » </li></ul><ul><li>3 rd person objective – told from the POV of an outsider. We can see what is observed, not the thoughts of characters. </li></ul><ul><li>3 rd person limited – the narrator is an outsider who can see inside the mind of one character </li></ul><ul><li>3 rd person omniscient – told from different perspectives. The narrator is an all-knowing outsider who can see inside the mind of many characters. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Literary Techniques

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