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Unformatted text preview: In class, you specified that our 55 word short story had to have a set-ting, conflict, more than one person, and a resolution. If I apply those requirements to the second attachment it would not identify itself as a short story. It doesnt have char-acters unless you could the birds or rats, and the conflict doesnt seem to be resolvable by rational means. Although its not conventional, I would classify Warning to the Read-er as a poem. I classify it as such because the point of this piece of literature is to por-tray a rather cynical message, and it does so through analyzation. Poems differ them-selves from short stories because of the different ways they can be interpreted, and Warning to the Reader leaves the reader in a slight state of confusion, with a desire to re-read for clarification. Also the writing style of the piece is geared toward more of a poem than short story. It is vague and without clear immediate meaning but descriptive in imagery....
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This note was uploaded on 10/03/2011 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Owens during the Spring '08 term at Western Kentucky University.
- Spring '08