Short Fiction and The Short Story Today video

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Watch this Literature and Understanding Short Fiction video entitled The Short Story Today to study American short story writers and their literary works today


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  • What is a Short Story. Learn about Understanding Short Fiction and The Short Story Today. With this video title, you will examine the ways in which a writer uses tone, setting, character, plot, and mood to convey the theme of a literary work, and learn the five principle elements of short fiction.
  • Explore the development of the American short story, beginning with the works of Washington Irving, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Edgar Allan Poe.
  • Examine how American short stories published after the Civil War began to reflect the inclusion of realistic detail and the mirroring of the historical, social, and intellectual aspects of the time during which the authors lived.
  • Survey the subjects and themes explored in the works of contemporary American short-story writers.
  • Gain insight to an author's skillful development of character, plot, setting, theme, tone, and point of view in a work of short fiction through a study of John Updike's short story 'A & P'.
  • Discover the many benefits of using online video for visual learning. Educational video for teaching the K-12 curriculum provides online learning for children and students of all ages and abilities. Using subtitled video - or video with closed captions - enables children to choose between watching, listening to, or reading each presentation whichever best suites their individual learning style. A wonderful option particularly for dyslexia and special needs education.

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