Short story analysis

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SHORT STORY ANALYSIS FORM
PLOT – WHAT happens in the story? Is there a turning point in the story?  
SETTING – WHEN and WHERE is the story set?

  • Time
  • Place
 
CHARACTERS – WHO takes part in the story?

  • Main characters and minor characters
  • How do we get to know the characters? How are they described?
 
THEME – WHY is the story told?

  • The underlying idea of a text
  • Rarely stated directly
 
NARRATIVE TECHNIQUE – HOW is the story told?

  • Point of view (perspective:1st point of view, 3rd person point of view, omniscient or limited)
  • Tone (funny, formal, ironical, satirical etc.)
  • Mood
  • Imagery (metaphor, simile, symbol, personification)
  • Language
  • Chronology, in medias res
    

 

 

 

 

 

 

SIGNIFICANCE OF TITLE?

  • How would you interpret the title of the short story?
 
PERSONAL OPINION

  • Do you like/dislike the story? Give well-founded reasons for your opinion
 

 

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