Shortassignment1

Shortassignment1 - Jason Lim English 260-03 January 20,...

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Jason Lim English 260-03 January 20, 2010 Short Assignment 1 Part 1: Trip, stop, burst, bus, person, legacy, work, shorts, paragraph, name The main pattern I seem to associate short with is that it is the opposite to long, whether it be in terms of distance or length. The ones that seems out of place though are shortstop and short work. It looks like when short is actually part of the word (such as shortbread or shortstop), the definitions of short don't really apply to the word. I hear the term “short work” in movies when someone is about to die (ie: I am going to make short work of you). But other than those two differences, my list focuses on more of the absence of lengthiness. Part 2: Based on my list on short, it should come to no surprise that I expect short fiction to be short. I've never really liked reading in general, so when I did read for class I would not actually retain information from the story. The stories chosen during my high school years never appealed to me, so I would just read the words without analyzing the meaning of them. The reason why I think I was like this in high school was because I was not mentally mature enough to understand even the basic concepts of what I was reading. I painfully read Tolstoy's “The Death of Ivan Ilych” and I am not
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