Short Story




Short Story


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Definition of short story


Short Story: A brief narrative written in prose, shorter than a novel. The short story often deals with one main event and with the development of one character. While a short story is less complex and detailed than most novels, it is more likely to produce “a certain unique and single effect” (Edgar Allan Poe) in the reader. A conflict is frequently at the centre of the story. There is usually a dramatic development comprising several stages: an open­ing situation (exposition), a developing conflict (rising action), a point where the conflict is most intense (climax), and the falling action bringing about success or failure for the protagonist.



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