And when her next partner bumped her into the fat man

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beautiful flying wheel. And when her next partner bumped her into the fat man and he said, "Pardon," she smiled at him more radiantly than ever. She didn't even recognise him again.About the author:Short story writer from New ZealandOne of her famous ones “HER FIRST BALL” and was published in 1921Who evolved a distinctive prose style with many overtones of poetry. Her delicate stories, focused upon psychological conflictsShe, in turn, had much influence on the development of the short story as a form of literature.Literary Genre: Fiction Characters: 1.LeilaThe main character in the story or protagonist. She is a country girl unlike her cousins. She is a round character but also a static2.LaurieCity guy who is a cousin of Leila. He is a flat character3.JoseCity guy who is a cousin of Leila. He is a flat character4.MegA city girl who is a cousin of Leila. She is a flat character. However in the story she is helpful to Leila at certain instances5.Old fat manHe is a stock character but also a foil character because he appears to be against Leila's interests by his comment/Antagonist6.Miss Eccles Leila's dance teacher at the boarding school she has attended.7.The dance partnersLaura has four dance partners; they are experienced and ask her if she has attended some other ball; then, they are surprised when she tells them she is at her first dance.SettingCab
Ballroom HallLondonPlot: LinearExpositionThe characters are introduced and the story is in the perspective of Leila, a teenage country girl, who is going to her first ball. She is so excited, that she sees everything as if it is waltzing and shefeels like she is at the ball. She is with her cousins who are from the city and already have some ball experience.Rising action/ComplicationLeila along with her cousins Meg, Laurie, Jose, and Laura reach the hall and the girls go into the packed ladies room to add the finishing touches to the looks. Like Leila, many other young women were excited to go out. There was a great hubbub and all the women were nervous to get out to meet their partners.ClimaxThe women flood into the hall and make last minute adjustments. Leila views the polished goldenfloors, the red carpet, and the azaleas as some of the marvelous things in the setting. She thinks how "simply heavenly" the hall looked. The men stood at the opposite side of the ballroom and the appeared to the ladies to take forever to initiate the dancing. Suddenly though, the music started and the men walked over to pick their respective partners. The ball was on.Falling action/DenoumentLeila starts to dance and enjoy her long awaited dream finally put into action. She compares how her practice at boarding school in a dusty smelling hall was so heavenly looking ballroom and how men dance way better than elementary when compared to the classy, girls.

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