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A World of Fiction Twenty Timeless Short Stories



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Table of Contents

Preface ix
How to Use This Book xi
Husbands, Wives, and Lovers
Arturo Vivante
Literary Elements: Irony, Symbol
Language Elements: Gerunds and Present Participles, Short Expressions Using And, Definitions
The Story of an Hour
Kate Chopin
Literary Elements: Epiphany, Metaphor and Simile, Personification
Language Elements: Suffixes, Prepositions
Kurt Vonnegut
Literary Elements: Personification, Colloquialism and Humor
Language Elements: Lie/Lay, Two-Word Verbs, Idioms Containing Body Parts
The Legacy
Virginia Woolf
Literary Element: Point of View
Language Element: Adjectives Describing Character
The Kugelmass Episode
Woody Allen
Literary Elements: Dialogue, Characterization: Flat Characters, Anachronism and Humor
Language Elements: Verbs that Introduce Dialogue, Idioms
An Intruder
Nadine Gordimer
Literary Elements: Imagery: Simile and Metaphor
Language Elements: Adjective Clauses, Adjectives in Context
Parent and Child
Tobias Wolff
Literary Elements: Repetition and Alliteration
Language Elements: Participial Phrases, Dangling Modifiers, Sentence Fragments, Alliteration, Prepositions
Grace Paley
Literary Element: Flashback
Language Elements: Past Tenses, Synonyms
A Short Digest of a Long Novel
Budd Schulberg
Literary Elements: Imagery: Simile and Metaphor
Language Elements: Prefixes, Similes and Metaphors, Word Sets
The Rocking-Horse Winner
D. H. Lawrence
Literary Elements: Symbol, Fable
Language Elements: Proverbs, Idioms
The Boarding House
James Joyce
Literary Elements: Tone: Irony and Humor, Imagery: Adjectives, Oxymorons
Language Elements: Oxymorons, Adjectives, Antonyms, Idioms
My Oedipus Complex
Frank O'Connor
Literary Element: Humorous Effects
Language Elements: Denotation and Connotation, Idioms
Loneliness and Alienation
The Model
Bernard Malamud
Literary Element: Inference
Language Elements: Euphemism, Using About in Different Ways, Expressions with Two Meanings
Monica Wood
Literary Elements: Ellipsis, Imagery
Language Elements: Vocabulary, Definitions
Miss Brill
Katherine Mansfield
Literary Elements: Synecdoche, Simile
Language Elements: Verbs of Movement, Adjectives
Teenage Wasteland
Anne Tyler
Literary Elements: Point of View: Third-Person Narration, Inference
Language Elements: Conditionals, Idioms
Social Change and Injustice
Like a Winding Sheet
Ann Petry
Literary Elements: Colloquialism and Dialect, Imagery
Language Elements: Adverbial Clauses, Synonyms
The Lily-White Boys
William Maxwell
Literary Elements: Allusion and Connotation, Setting and Atmosphere
Language Elements: Appositives, Placement of the Subject, Irregular Verbs
The Catbird Seat
James Thurber
Literary Elements: Understatement and Humor
Language Elements: Noun Clauses, Two-Word Verbs, Expressions Using Color, Legal Expressions
Everyday Use
Alice Walker
Literary Elements: Characterization: Round Characters, Point of View: First-Person Narration
Language Elements: Prepositional Phrases, Verbs of Movement, Two-Word Verbs, Used To
Explanation of Literary Terms 297

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