Elements of the Short Story

Elements of the Short Story is a Modernist's approach to the short story rather than an avant garde or post-modernist's view.

Author: Charles Brashear

Publisher: Books

ISBN: 0933362218

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 184

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 Elements of the Short Story is a Modernist's approach to the short story rather than an avant garde or post-modernist's view. One of the primary aspects of Modernism was the belief in cause and effect. The modernist believes that behavior is caused and that we can discover and present the motivations behind behavior, in rich, sensory detail. A modernist short story is built on two cause-and-effect sequences: from the opening conflict or problem to the climax, and from the climax to the close and clincher. The Modernist, like his/her predecessors for 2,500 years, believes that these cause-and-effect sequences can be meaningful and that a story can present a theme that has philosophical and/or psychological meaning. The book sets out to delineate the building blocks, the elements of the short story. The components of experience are always character, scene, and incident, whether you're in fantasy-land, distant stars, or right here at home. The book details many fundamental aspects of character and character- ization; plot and plotting, including scenario; basic style; pacing; the writer's authority; point-of-view; credibility. It analyzes and illustrates typical strategies in building the rising action, building the climax; building the close and its clincher. A short story is not a stunted novel, nor is a novel an overgrown short story. Elements of the Short Story takes the position that the short story is an art form in its own right, with the potential for considerable aesthetic achievement.

Teaching Literary Elements With Short Stories

Ready-to-use, high interest stories with mini-lessons and activities that help students understand literary elements and use them effectively in their writing.

Author: Tara McCarthy

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0439098432

Category: Education

Page: 96

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Ready-to-use, high interest stories with mini-lessons and activities that help students understand literary elements and use them effectively in their writing.

The Elements of Rhetoric and Composition

The proverb , “ Brevity is the soul of wit , " applies with special aptness to a
narrative . A story spun out beyond reasonable limits becomes wearisome . The
power of successful story - telling is a rare but charming gift . The dry chronicles
of the ...

Author: David Jayne Hill

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$B307960

Category: English language

Page: 270

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The Elements of Pedagogy

Pictures may be made the basis of little stories , the pupil being encouraged to
use the imagination freely . These stories may be suggested by questions . 3 .
Writing stories told or read by the teacher . This exercise is similar to the last in
the ...

Author: Emerson Elbridge White

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$B300745

Category: Educational psychology

Page: 336

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The Elements of Public Finance

... the country cannot afford to be ignorant of . . . . The writer has managed with
extraordinary skill to infuse into his narrative the constant element of personal
interest , so that the whole story is transtụsed with the spirit of a fascinating
romance ...

Author: Winthrop More Daniels

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015064412615

Category: Finance

Page: 383

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The Story of the Heavens

He shows us how rocks are composed of certain other substances , which he
calls elements , and the elements are substances which he cannot decompose
into anything else . He will also tell us how the air is composed of two elementary
 ...

Author: sir Robert Stawell Ball

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X001009937

Category: Astronomy

Page: 556

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The Story of the Heavens

He shows us how rocks are composed of certain other substances, which he
calls elements, and the elements are substances which he cannot decompose
into anything else. He will also tell us how the air is composed of two elementary
 ...

Author: Robert Stawell Ball

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105040416831

Category: Astronomy

Page: 551

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Catalog of NIE Education Products

Thus , the students continue until their story is completed . During this time , the
teacher can circulate among the students to see whether they are utilizing the
elements appropriately . If an impasse occurs in solving the conflict , the teacher ...

Author: National Institute of Education (U.S.)

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112119938832

Category: Education

Page:

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The Story of the Sun

It might be contended that the existence of the element in gaseous form disclosed
a temperature so high that it would be impossible for the same element to exist in
a cloudy state . The case of our atmosphere is here very much to the point .

Author: Robert Stawell Ball

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433066417183

Category: Sun

Page: 376

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Elements of Fiction

How does one approach the genius of writers like Melville, Dickens, or Twain? In The Elements of Fiction Writing, Walter Mosley contemplates the answer.

Author: Walter Mosley

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 9780802147646

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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In his essential writing guide, This Year You Write Your Novel, Walter Mosley supplied aspiring writers with the basic tools to write a novel in one year. In this com-plementary follow up, Mosley guides the writer through the elements of not just any fiction writing, but the kind of writing that transcends convention and truly stands out. How does one approach the genius of writers like Melville, Dickens, or Twain? In The Elements of Fiction Writing, Walter Mosley contemplates the answer. In a series of instructive and conversational chapters, Mosley demonstrates how to master fiction's most essential elements: character and char-acter development, plot and story, voice and narrative, context and description, and more. The result is a vivid depiction of the writing process, from the blank page to the first draft to rewriting, and rewriting again. Throughout, The Elements of Fiction Writing is enriched by brilliant demonstrative examples that Mosley himself has written here for the first time. Inspiring, accessible, and told in a voice both trustworthy and wise, The Elements of Fiction writing will intrigue and encourage writers and readers alike.

The Story of Philosophy

They should mean , if they were accurate in terms , the vast crowd of
Appearances assumed by the Elements , — or rather , the mass of mosks with
which the Elements at once show themselves to , and hide themselves from , our
senses .

Author: Aston Leigh

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89094323201

Category: Philosophers

Page: 210

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Fine arts W W Story Education J L Chamberlain Political education A D White Manual training schools E C Jewett Wood carving J T Norton Textile fabrics Henry Howard

The three years ' course comprises mathematics , the elements of physics and
chemistry , of botany and zoölogy , of social economy , of bookkeeping ,
geograpby , history , the Dutch , French , English , German languages ,
penmanship ...

Author: United States. Commission to the Paris exposition, 1878

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015067183692

Category: Exposition universelle de 1878

Page:

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Our Earth and Its Story

Through Trial to Triumph , By Fire and Sword : A Story Orthographic and
Isometrical Projection . Strong to Suffer . of the Huguenots . NO . XIII . , or , the
Story of Building Construction , The Elements of . Adam Hepburn's Vow . the Lost
Vestal .

Author: Robert Brown

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112114021139

Category: Physical geography

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The story of my heart my autobiography

That is the natural interment of man , of man whose Thought at least has been
among the immortals ; interment in the elements . Burial is not enough , it does
not give sufficient solution into the elements speedily ; a furnace is confined .

Author: Richard Jefferies

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:590536633

Category:

Page: 158

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The Elements of Deductive Logic

( 46 ) My informant A heard his story from B , who would certainly tell it as
originally told to him ; B heard it from C , who would probably tell it accurately ; C
from D , who would also probably tell it accurately ; D from E , who , I have no
reason to ...

Author: Thomas Fowler

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:600068301

Category: Logic

Page: 149

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Story and Discourse

The “ seme " is a content ( rather than expression ) element , and to a certain
extent , I suppose , that which is " meant " by a trait in narrative is a component of
the unique referent of the proper name ( which Barthes discusses fruitfully — see
 ...

Author: Seymour Chatman

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9781501741616

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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This book is the first comprehensive approach in English to a general theory of narrative, both in verbal and in visual media. The primary question to which Professor Chatman addresses himself is what narrative is in itself. Following such French structuralists as Roland Barthes, Tzvetan Todorov, and Gerard Genette, he posits a what and a way. "The what of narrative," he says, "I call its 'story'; the way, I call its 'discourse.'" Liberally illustrating his concepts with discussions of particular novels and films, he effects a synthesis of the latest Continental critical thinking about narrative and the Anglo-American tradition exemplified by Henry James, Percy Lubbock, Wayne Booth, and others. A judicious and well-informed book, Story and Discourse should become a standard guide to narrative and to modern thinking about narrative.

Elements of Fiction Writing Conflict and Suspense

Expert thriller author and writing instructor James Scott Bell shows you how to craft scenes, create characters, and develop storylines that harness conflict and suspense to carry your story from the first word to the last.

Author: James Scott Bell

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781599632759

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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Ramp up the tension and keep your readers hooked! Inside you'll find everything you need to know to spice up your story, move your plot forward, and keep your readers turning pages. Expert thriller author and writing instructor James Scott Bell shows you how to craft scenes, create characters, and develop storylines that harness conflict and suspense to carry your story from the first word to the last. Learn from examples of successful novels and movies as you transform your work from ho-hum to high-tension. • Pack the beginning, middle, and end of your book with the right amount of conflict. • Tap into the suspenseful power of each character's inner conflict. • Build conflict into your story's point of view. • Balance subplots, flashbacks, and backstory to keep your story moving forward. • Maximize the tension in your characters' dialogue. • Amp up the suspense when you revise. Conflict & Suspense offers proven techniques that help you craft fiction your readers won't be able to put down.

An Introduction to the Elements of Euclid Part I

Certainly , because the included angles B A C and EDF are equal . You
remember these angles were given equal , and we took pains , in drawing the
triangle , to make them so . We will pause here to introduce a story . There is
often a great ...

Author: Stephen Thomas Hawtrey

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:590470859

Category:

Page: 155

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The Elements of Geology

THE STORY OF THE CAMPAIGN . A Complete Narrative of the War in Southern
Russia . Written in a Tent in the Crimea . By Major E. BRUCE HAMLEY , Author of
“ Lady Lee's Widowhood . ” 12mo . Thick . Printed Paper Covers . 371 Cents .

Author: Justin Rudolph Loomis

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044097024749

Category: Geology

Page: 198

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