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Department
English
Course
ENG215H1
Professor
Sarah Caskey
Semester
Winter

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ENG215 Jan. 1011 The Short Story definition (dictionary): A brief work of prose fiction tending to no longer than 10,000 words th - Edgar Allan Poe: 19 century American writer; originator of the short story genre; first critical theorist (Poes definition) Prose tale: narrative which can be read in at one city at hour to 2 hours What are the limitationsrestrictions of his definition? - work towards a single effect that all other details are subordinated - broad (not particularly meaningful) Contemporary short story critics emphasizeshort stories can cover a great diversity of writing styles and can behave differently Traits and characteristics (of a short story) expansiveness, density, ambiguity, depth, complexity, texture and openness (Frank Davie) Canadian short stories have developed outside of the Anglo-Ameri
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