Nuts and Bolts- an Introduction to Prose and Short Story Analysis

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    Concept                   Related Terms             Stories to Read
1   Plot (p. 11)              dramatic situation        “A & P” by John Updike
                              exposition
                              complication
                              protagonist
                              antagonist
                              suspense
                              foreshadow
                              crisis
                              climax
                              conclusion
                              denouement
                              plot
                              in media res
                              flashback

2   Point of View (p. 22)     narrator
                              point of view             “Why I Live at the PO” by
                              participant               Eudora Welty
                              non-participant           “A Rose for Emily” by
                              observer                  Faulkner
                              all knowing/omniscient    “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Poe
                              editorial omniscient      “Sonny’s Blues” by James
                              impartial omniscient      Baldwin
                              limited/selective
                              omniscience
                              objective point of view
                              innocent/naïve narrator
                              unreliable narrator
                              stream of
                              consciousness
                              interior monologue
                              total omniscience

3   Character (p. 77)         character                 “The Jilting of Granny
                              stock character           Weatherall” by Porter
                              motivation                “Everyday Use” by Walker
                              flat
                              round
                              static
                              dynamic
                              antihero

4   Setting (p. 109)          setting                   “A Pair of Tickets” by Tan
                              locale         “Death by Landscape”
                                             “Greasy Lake”

5   Tone and Style (p. 154)   style          “A Clean, Well-Lighted
                              diction        Place” by Hemmingway
                              minimalist     “Barn Burning” by Faulkner

6   Theme (p. 195)                           “The Open Boat” by Crane
                                             “Babylon Revisited” by
                                             Fitzgerald
7   Symbol (p. 243)           symbol         “The Chrysanthemums” by
                              allegory       Steinbeck
                              symbolic act

				
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