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6 Cards in this Set

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What is a short story?
an account of a single act or incident that reflects upon human nature, human feelings, and human condition, it takes place over a short period of time and has few characters
an effective short story?
strikes a chord in most who read it and the general message can let the reader stand in someone elses shoes and understand empathy
the time and place of the action
includes societal attitudes and cultural norms
4 Functions of Setting
Create mood or atmosphere
reveal character
can cause conflict
can cause or influence action
people in a work of fiction and their traits
Four clues to discovering charcter
author speech thoughts action