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EH -- Researching Short Stories: Home

This Library Guide offers assistance in writing research papers on short stories. It provides information on short fiction as a literary genre, important elements of short fiction including things to look for in reading a story, and other information.

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This page provides general library information and an overview of short fiction, as well as information on the components of a short story and terms commonly found in the study of  fiction.  Suggestions are also provided for how to read a short story analytically and critically.

Special thanks to Houston Cole Library intern Alanna R. Cole for assistance in the preparation of this LibGuide.

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Harry Nuttall
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