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Ch 5: Short Fiction

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Get a comprehensive understanding of short fiction with help from this chapter's fun lessons, mini quizzes and practice exam. Use these online resources to enhance your preparations for an upcoming test, assignment or project covering this subject area.

Short Fiction - Chapter Summary

This chapter serves as an effective tool for learning about or refreshing your existing knowledge of short fiction. In this chapter are engaging lessons you can access anytime to examine types of fiction, short story elements, the American short story and more. Review the lessons in any order and revisit them as often as needed to explore these concepts at your own pace. Assess your comprehension by taking multiple-choice quizzes and a chapter exam, and expand your knowledge by sending your lesson topic questions to our experts. When finished, you will be able to:

  • Discuss novels, novellas and other types of fiction
  • List and describe the elements of a short story
  • Understand techniques used to analyze the American short story
  • Grasp the process of analyzing the British short story

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