Types of Short Fiction<br />QVCC – ENG 110 – Spring 2010<br />
Parables/Fables<br /><ul><li>Parables
Instructive; reveal a moral or lesson, but it is not necessarily explicitly stated
Serious in tone
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Types Of Short Fiction

  1. 1. Types of Short Fiction<br />QVCC – ENG 110 – Spring 2010<br />
  2. 2. Parables/Fables<br /><ul><li>Parables
  3. 3. Instructive; reveal a moral or lesson, but it is not necessarily explicitly stated
  4. 4. Serious in tone
  5. 5. Fables
  6. 6. Instructive; explicit lesson, often stated outright
  7. 7. Silly and humorous at times
  8. 8. Often feature animals as symbols for human condition
  9. 9. Discussion of human failings
  10. 10. Por quoi tale
  11. 11. Story that explains why and/or how something has come to be</li></li></ul><li>Short Story<br /><ul><li>Massive popularity in 19th century; focus on middle class
  12. 12. Dramatic arc included, but only as a single “scene” within a story; we do not get to see the entire story, but rather an excerpt in a way
  13. 13. Not a broad overview, but a detailed glimpse into a life
  14. 14. No set standard for length
  15. 15. Can take various forms
  16. 16. Can also include non-realist modes</li></li></ul><li>Novella<br /><ul><li>Middle ground between short story and a novel
  17. 17. Features slightly more detail in character development and time/setting, but still only offers small chunk of a larger “unseen” narrative
  18. 18. Full length novels can develop plot to arc over a longer period – novellas restrict action to a smaller slice of time</li>

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