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The Scourge Of The Galaxy The pretty researcher walked up to the shack where he supposedly lived. Wendy had heard many stories about the scourge, but she had never seen him for herself. He was a local legend, and she had decided to do her thesis on this obese male. She knocked on the cheap […]

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Alice Munro’s short story, Boys and Girls, has a

Alice Munro’s short story, “Boys and Girls,” has a very interesting detail written into it. The narrator’s brother is named Laird, which was carefully chosen by the author. Laird is a synonym for lord, which plays a important role in a story where a young girl has society’s unwritten rules forced upon her. At the […]

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Short Story Writers

A chilly morning indeed it was, the wind briskly swept through the forest causing the leaves to bend gently to let it pass. On the bridge stood a man, motionless, as if cast out of stone, he looked down into the waters that violently smashed upon the rocky banks, several feet below. The wrists of […]

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Poem and Short Story Exam Questions Review

Question 1 In every stanza of this poem, Donald Justice introduces an image that differentiates men at forty from boys. In the first stanza, Donald uses the image of a door, and he says that men at forty close doors softly, when they do not intend to return. This means that they leave these places […]

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Short Story Interpretation

The story is introduced by describing the appearance of the day. The writer explains how soothing the day appears, pointing out some features like the sky and also the air and giving them a description that subsequently builds up a picture of the reader with regard to the setting of the story. This given scenery […]

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A Short Story: Being Followed

It had been two years and 4 months since it had happened, the bomb dropped on the 11th June 1999. The Murdoch family had retreated to their shelter on the same day. Jonathon Murdoch, the father, had prepared the shelter many years in advance, being of the apprehensive type. He had worked for a large […]

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“The Possibility of Evil”

In this essay I will examine Shirley Jackson’s use of setting in her short story, “The Possibility of Evil. ” I will discuss why Jackson’s choice of a small town setting is crucial to understanding the plot of her story. I will also consider her implications about the nature of evil and will demonstrate how […]

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A Cadillac Full Of Diamonds Analysis

The short story “A Cadillac Full of Diamonds” by John Ciardi is at first glance a ridiculous story of a man who quickly becomes rich. This anonymous protagonist one day turns serendipitously wealthy by pulling a lever that makes diamonds descend upon him from the sky. He fills the car full of these diamonds, scrapes […]

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Penalty Fare

If you have done everything wrong in your relationship, one day you know that it’s the last chance you’ll ever get to do it right, and then you miss it by an accident. Then it will hurt, you’ll get angry and frustrated, and you will say that it is not fair. Then you forget that […]

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The Fugitive – Short Story

It’s such a cold night. The air is still and freezing and the streetlight provides no warmth, simply a harsh pool of sterile light. Underneath the light she’s huddled, sucking as much heat as she can out of her only cigarette. Her hands shake as she brings it up to her pale lips, takes one […]

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