ENG 265 Week 1 Components of a Short Story
Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper defining the literary genre of short story using John Updike’s “A&P” as an example. Address the following points:
Explain how “A&P” is different from other genres of fiction you have read in the past.
Describe which standard characteristics of a short story are present in “A&P,” and which are missing, if any. Provide examples.
Explain whether you liked “A&P” more or less than longer fiction you have read, such as novels.
Determine whether you think “A&P” would function as well if it were a novel rather than a short story, and defend your answer.
Support your paper with at least two sources outside of the story.
Format your paper according to MLA or APA standards, as directed by your instructor.
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