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Dear all attendees of Prose Class of the Odd Semester 2013/2014.

The following is the list of short story you should select to analyze for mid-term assignment. Focus your analysis on a specific element (plot, character, theme, setting, style, etc.) of the short story. Read The Plot of Buckley’s “Gold-Mounted Gun”, Stylistic analysis of O’ Henry’s “The Furnished Room”, The Main Theme of Graham Greene’s “The Third Man”, Analysis of Setting in Fay Weldon’s “IND AFF”,Point of View Analysis of “A Rose for Emily”, Analysis of Setting in the Story of “An Hour” and “Popular Mechanicsand Stylistic Analysis of Esberger’s “The Winpress” in order to get insights how to write your analysis.

You are allowed to analyze the same short story with your friend, but the focus (plot, character, theme, setting, or style) should be different. To make sure no two person analyze the same short story with the same focus, claim your analysis title in the reply section below. In case two or more person plan to analyze the same work and focus, only the first claimer is accepted. Those  who claim later should try another work and/or focus.

  1. “Signs and Symbols” by Vladimir Nabokov
  2. “A Good Man Is Hard to Find” by Flannery O’Connor
  3. The Fly by Katherine Mansfield
  4. “In the Penal Colony” by Franz Kafka
  5. “A Hunger Artist” by Franz Kafka
  6. “The Lame Shall Enter First” by Flannery O’Connor
  7. “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson:
  8. “The Use of Force” by William Carlos Williams:
  9. “The Rockinghorse Winner” by D.H. Lawrence:
  10. “Three Questions” by Leo Tolstoy
  11. “Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
  12. “The South” by Jorge Luis Borges
  13. “The Nightingale and the Rose” by Oscar Wilde
  14. “The Telltale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe
  15. Gooseberries” by Anton Chekov
  16. The Cask of Amontillado”  by Edgar Allan Poe
  17. The Snows of Kilimanjaro” by Ernest Hemingway
  18. A School Story” by M. R. James
  19. A Man Like Himby Yiyun Li
  20. Far From the Eyes of the Sun” by Aaron Hellem
  21. The Pit and the Pendulum” by Edgar Allen Poe

Type your work in double spaces using Times New Roman or Arial 12”. Print it in quarto paper, and submit it on Friday, November 8, 2013.