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Ch 4: Analyzing Short Stories

About This Chapter

The material in these lessons enables students to take an in-depth look at short stories by O. Henry, Shirley Jackson, and others. Students can use these to review for a test, help with homework, or to catch up on class learning.

Analyzing Short Stories - Chapter Summary

Use these quick lessons as a way to introduce students to such short stories as ''The Gift of the Magi,'' ''The Lottery,'' and more. The lessons cover the elements that comprise a short story, and each story is presented such that the student is able to analyze and fully appreciate it. Brightly written, engaging and easy to follow, our lessons are designed to make learning fun. Students can check themselves using the lesson quizzes and chapter test, and monitor their overall progress on the Dashboard. By the time students have completed the chapter, they should know how to:

  • Define and describe the elements of a short story
  • Summarize and analyze ''The Gift of the Magi'' by O. Henry
  • Describe and explain ''The Lottery'' by Shirley Jackson
  • Evaluate and discuss Charlotte Perkins Gilman's ''The Yellow Wallpaper''

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