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  1. 1. The Short StoryBy: Devann Hattis
  2. 2. What is a Short Story?―An invented prose narrative shorter than a novelusually dealing with a few characters and dealingwith unity of effect and often concentrating on thecreation of mood rather than plot‖ – Merriam-Webster DictionarySame plot structure as a novel, but much, muchshorter
  3. 3. History of Short StoriesFirst verbal stories Aesop‘s Fables The Arabian NightsModern Short story arrived in the 19th Century Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorn, Mark TwainTerm ―Short Story‖ coined in 1887Famed Short Story Authors Fitzgerald, Hemmingway, Kipling
  4. 4. Famous Short StoriesEdgar Allan Poe―The Masque of Red Death‖ ―And now was acknowledged the presence of the Red Death. He had come like a thief in the night. And one by one dropped the revellers in the blood-bedewed halls of their revel, and died each in the despairing posture of his fall. And the life of the ebony clock went out with that of the last of the gay. And the flames of the tripods expired. And Darkness and Decay and the Red Death held illimitable dominion over all.‖
  5. 5. Famous Short StoriesErnest HemmingwayHemmingway Challenge ―For sale: baby shoes – never used‖―Hills like White Elephants‖ ―‘It‘s really an awfully simple operation, Jig.‘ the man said. ‗It‘s not really an operation at all‘ The girl looked at the ground the table legs rested on. ‗I know you wouldn‘t mind it, Jig. It‘s really not anything. It‘s just to let the air in.‘ The girl did not say anything.‖
  6. 6. Famous Short StoriesF. Scott Fitzgerald―Tales of the Jazz Age‖ Book of short stories 1920‘s – related 11 stories total
  7. 7. Structure of the Short Story Difference from novel Length Shorter than novels Longest tend to be around 20,000 words Depth Often less detailed than novels Focus on a single event Can be non-fiction
  8. 8. Structure of the Short Story Introduction Brings in main character(s) Gives setting Introduces main problem How it differs from a novel Fewer characters Less elaborate setting Only one main problem
  9. 9. Structure of a Short StoryRising Action Leads from problem to climax Builds on the problem that was already introducedHow it differs from novel More direct Can take place in a very short span of time
  10. 10. Structure of a Short StoryClimax Turning point of the story Culmination of problemHow it differs from a novel Often happens very quickly Can occur in a few words or a single sentence
  11. 11. Structure of a Short StoryFalling Action After effects of climax Leads to resolution of problemHow it differs from a novel Point which least differs from novel Both can occur in a short span of time Like rising action, can happen quickly
  12. 12. Structure of a Short StoryResolution Draws story to a close Resolves problem presented in introductionHow it differs from a novel Easier to identify More concise – no ―epilogue‖ formatting
  13. 13. A Dying Art Form?Number of short stories said to be decreasingReplaced by movies, television―People are always announcing the demise ofliterature, and yet literature somehow keeps ongoing, and the support systems for producing it—writing workshops, M.F.A. programs, etc.—keepexpanding.‖ – DeborahTreisman, ―The New Yorker‖
  14. 14. Short Stories Today―The Jungle Book‖Rudyard KiplingPublished in 1894Series of stories about jungle boy MogliMade into different films and inspired TV shows
  15. 15. Short Stories Today―The Curious Case of Benjamin Button‖F. Scott FitzgeraldFeatured in ―Tales of the Jazz Age‖Film released in 2008
  16. 16. Works Cited