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Short Stories: Study Guide & Homework Help

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Work through this engaging literature course to study famous short stories. Containing bite-sized lessons and self-assessment quizzes, the course can help you improve your short story knowledge for exams, essays, homework assignments and more.
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23 chapters in Short Stories: Study Guide & Homework Help

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Lesson 1 - The Necklace Setting  Take Quiz
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Lesson 2 - The Necklace: Theme & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 3 - The Piece of String: Themes & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 4 - The Piece of String Summary  Take Quiz
Lesson 5 - The Piece of String Character Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 6 - The Piece of String Setting  Take Quiz
Lesson 7 - The Piece of String Irony  Take Quiz
Lesson 8 - Two Friends by Guy de Maupassant: Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 9 - The Jewelry by Guy de Maupassant: Summary, Themes & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 10 - My Uncle Jules: Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 11 - Mademoiselle Fifi: Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 12 - Maupassant's An Old Man: Summary & Characters  Take Quiz
Lesson 13 - Maupassant's Moonlight: Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 14 - Maupassant's The Umbrella: Summary & Theme  Take Quiz
Lesson 15 - Maupassant's The Wolf: Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 16 - Maupassant's The Blind Man: Summary & Characters  Take Quiz
Lesson 17 - Maupassant's A Family: Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 18 - Guy de Maupassant: Biography, Quotes & Facts  Take Quiz
Lesson 19 - The Adopted Son: Summary & Characters  Take Quiz
Lesson 20 - Boule de Suif by Maupassant: Summary & Characters  Take Quiz
Lesson 21 - A Vendetta by Maupassant: Setting & Summary  Take Quiz
Lesson 22 - Two Friends by Maupassant: Setting & Symbolism  Take Quiz
Lesson 23 - Two Friends by Maupassant: Characters & Themes  Take Quiz
Lesson 24 - The Necklace: Mathilde Loisel Characterization & Quotes  Take Quiz
Lesson 25 - The Necklace: Madame Forestier Character Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 26 - The Necklace: Monsieur Loisel Characterization & Quotes  Take Quiz
Lesson 27 - Point of View in Maupassant's The Necklace  Take Quiz
Lesson 28 - The Necklace: Symbolism & Irony  Take Quiz
Lesson 29 - The Horla by Guy De Maupassant: Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 30 - Guy de Maupassant's An Uncomfortable Bed: Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 31 - Boule de Suif by Guy de Maupassant: Analysis & Themes  Take Quiz
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Lesson 1 - Saki: Biography, Books & Short Stories  Take Quiz
Lesson 2 - The Interlopers Quotes  Take Quiz
Lesson 3 - The Open Window: Characters & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 4 - The Open Window by Saki: Themes & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 5 - The Open Window Summary  Take Quiz
Lesson 6 - The Open Window Setting  Take Quiz
Lesson 7 - The Toys of Peace Summary  Take Quiz
Lesson 8 - The Toys of Peace: Theme & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 9 - The Toys of Peace Characters  Take Quiz
Lesson 10 - The Schartz-Metterklume Method Summary  Take Quiz
Lesson 11 - The Schartz-Metterklume Method: Themes & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 12 - The Schartz-Metterklume Method Characters  Take Quiz
Lesson 13 - The Music on the Hill by Saki: Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 14 - The Mouse: Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 15 - The Storyteller by Saki: Summary & Setting  Take Quiz
Lesson 16 - The Storyteller by Saki: Theme & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 17 - Sredni Vashtar by Saki: Summary & Characters  Take Quiz
Lesson 18 - Sredni Vashtar by Saki: Theme & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 19 - Tobermory: Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 20 - The Guests by Saki: Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 21 - Dusk by Saki: Summary, Characters & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 22 - The Lumber Room by H. H. Munro: Characters & Themes  Take Quiz
Lesson 23 - The Lumber Room by H. H. Munro: Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
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Lesson 1 - Miss Brill Summary  Take Quiz
Lesson 2 - Miss Brill: Themes & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 3 - Miss Brill Setting  Take Quiz
Lesson 4 - Miss Brill Symbolism  Take Quiz
Lesson 5 - Miss Brill Point of View  Take Quiz
Lesson 6 - The Garden Party Summary  Take Quiz
Lesson 7 - The Garden Party: Characters & Quotes  Take Quiz
Lesson 8 - The Garden Party: Themes & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 9 - The Garden Party Setting  Take Quiz
Lesson 10 - The Garden Party Symbols  Take Quiz
Lesson 11 - Class Relations in The Garden Party  Take Quiz
Lesson 12 - Feminist Values in The Garden Party  Take Quiz
Lesson 13 - The Garden Party Discussion Questions
Lesson 14 - The Fly by Katherine Mansfield: Theme & Setting  Take Quiz
Lesson 15 - The Fly by Katherine Mansfield: Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 16 - A Cup Of Tea by Katherine Mansfield: Summary & Theme  Take Quiz
Lesson 17 - Taking the Veil by Mansfield: Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 18 - The Singing Lesson: Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 19 - The Voyage by Mansfield: Summary & Symbolism  Take Quiz
Lesson 20 - A Dill Pickle by Mansfield: Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 21 - The Stranger by Katherine Mansfield: Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 22 - Her First Ball: Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 23 - The Daughters of the Late Colonel: Summary & Quotes  Take Quiz
Lesson 24 - Katherine Mansfield: Biography & Facts  Take Quiz
Lesson 25 - Katherine Mansfield: Writing Style & Quotes  Take Quiz
Lesson 26 - The Devoted Friend: Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 27 - Bliss by Katherine Mansfield: Characters & Quotes  Take Quiz
Lesson 28 - Bliss by Katherine Mansfield: Summary, Themes & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 29 - An Ideal Family by Katherine Mansfield: Summary & Characters  Take Quiz
Lesson 30 - An Ideal Family by Katherine Mansfield: Themes & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 31 - Mr. and Mrs. Dove by Katherine Mansfield: Summary & Characters  Take Quiz
Lesson 32 - At the Bay by Katherine Mansfield: Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 33 - At the Bay: Characters & Quotes  Take Quiz
Lesson 34 - Something Childish But Very Natural: Plot Summary, Theme & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 35 - Life of Ma Parker: Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 36 - Life of Ma Parker Character Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 37 - Life of Ma Parker: Symbolism & Themes  Take Quiz
Lesson 38 - An Indiscreet Journey: Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 39 - Her First Ball by Katherine Mansfield Character Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 40 - Symbolism in Her First Ball by Katherine Mansfield  Take Quiz
Lesson 41 - Her First Ball by Katherine Mansfield Themes  Take Quiz
Lesson 42 - Her First Ball by Katherine Mansfield Setting  Take Quiz
Lesson 43 - Her First Ball by Katherine Mansfield Tone  Take Quiz
Lesson 44 - Irony in Her First Ball by Katherine Mansfield  Take Quiz
Lesson 45 - Her First Ball by Katherine Mansfield Comprehension Questions
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Lesson 1 - Ambrose Bierce: Biography, Facts & Disappearance  Take Quiz
Lesson 2 - Ambrose Bierce: Books & Short Stories  Take Quiz
Lesson 3 - Ambrose Bierce's Writing Style  Take Quiz
Lesson 4 - The Boarded Window Summary  Take Quiz
Lesson 5 - The Boarded Window: Themes & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 6 - The Boarded Window Irony  Take Quiz
Lesson 7 - The Boarded Window Tone  Take Quiz
Lesson 8 - The Boarded Window Point of View  Take Quiz
Lesson 9 - The Boarded Window Character Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 10 - The Boarded Window Setting  Take Quiz
Lesson 11 - The Boarded Window Comprehension Questions
Lesson 12 - The Death of Halpin Frayser: Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 13 - An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge: Imagery & Symbolism  Take Quiz
Lesson 14 - An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge: Characters & Conflict  Take Quiz
Lesson 15 - An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge: Foreshadowing & Irony  Take Quiz
Lesson 16 - An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge: Point of View & Tone  Take Quiz
Lesson 17 - Chickamauga by Ambrose Bierce: Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 18 - Irony in Chickamauga by Ambrose Bierce  Take Quiz
Lesson 19 - Themes in Chickamauga by Ambrose Bierce  Take Quiz
Lesson 20 - The Moonlit Road: Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 21 - A Horseman in the Sky: Summary & Conflict  Take Quiz
Lesson 22 - A Horseman in the Sky: Themes & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 23 - A Horseman in the Sky: Foreshadowing & Point of View  Take Quiz
Lesson 24 - A Horseman in the Sky: Setting & Characters  Take Quiz
Lesson 25 - The Devil's Dictionary: Summary & Quotes  Take Quiz
Lesson 26 - The Devil's Dictionary Analysis  Take Quiz
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Lesson 1 - The Dragon Rock: Summary, Characters & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 2 - Mark Twain Short Stories: List & Summaries  Take Quiz
Lesson 3 - Markheim by Robert Louis Stevenson: Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 4 - Time and Again by Jack Finney: Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 5 - The Body Snatchers by Jack Finney: Summary, Meaning & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 6 - The Guest by Albert Camus: Characters & Quotes  Take Quiz
Lesson 7 - The Guest by Albert Camus: Setting & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 8 - The Secret Garden Short Story by Chesterton: Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 9 - The Robe of Peace: Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 10 - The Fisherman and His Wife by Brothers Grimm: Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 11 - Dracula's Guest by Bram Stoker: Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 12 - The Luck of Roaring Camp: Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 13 - The Luck of Roaring Camp: Characters & Quotes  Take Quiz
Lesson 14 - The Blue Cross: Short Story Summary  Take Quiz
Lesson 15 - David's Haircut by Ken Elkes Summary  Take Quiz
Lesson 16 - David's Haircut by Ken Elkes: Theme & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 17 - The Trial for Murder: Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 18 - The Shadows on the Wall: Summary & Quotes  Take Quiz
Lesson 19 - The Bell in the Fog by Gertrude Atherton: Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 20 - An Angel in Disguise: Summary & Quotes  Take Quiz
Lesson 21 - An Angel in Disguise: Theme & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 22 - They're Made Out of Meat: Summary, Theme & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 23 - On the Gull's Road: Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 24 - On the Gull's Road: Setting & Characters  Take Quiz
Lesson 25 - The Loaded Dog: Summary & Quotes  Take Quiz
Lesson 26 - The Loaded Dog: Themes, Techniques & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 27 - In the Penny Arcade: Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 28 - An Imaginative Woman: Summary, Themes & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 29 - The Cellmate by Crystal Arbogast: Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 30 - The Card by James Ross: Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 31 - Strange Pilgrims: Themes & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 32 - Strange Pilgrims: Summary & Quotes  Take Quiz
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Lesson 1 - Rappaccini's Daughter: Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 2 - Rappaccini's Daughter: Theme & Symbolism  Take Quiz
Lesson 3 - Rappaccini's Daughter: Characters & Setting  Take Quiz
Lesson 4 - Science vs. Nature in Rappaccini's Daughter by Nathaniel Hawthorne  Take Quiz
Lesson 5 - Rappaccini's Daughter Literary Criticism  Take Quiz
Lesson 6 - Conflict in Rappaccini's Daughter  Take Quiz
Lesson 7 - Wakefield by Nathaniel Hawthorne: Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 8 - Characters in The House of the Seven Gables  Take Quiz
Lesson 9 - The House of the Seven Gables: Themes & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 10 - Nathaniel Hawthorne's Twice-Told Tales Summary  Take Quiz
Lesson 11 - Roger Malvin's Burial by Hawthorne: Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 12 - My Kinsman, Major Molineux: Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 13 - My Kinsman, Major Molineux: Theme & Symbolism  Take Quiz
Lesson 14 - My Kinsman, Major Molineux: Characters & Quotes  Take Quiz
Lesson 15 - The Minister's Black Veil by Hawthorne: Summary & Quotes  Take Quiz
Lesson 16 - The Minister's Black Veil by Hawthorne: Theme & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 17 - The Gray Champion: Summary & Theme  Take Quiz
Lesson 18 - The Ambitious Guest: Summary & Theme  Take Quiz
Lesson 19 - Dr. Heidegger's Experiment: Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 20 - The Celestial Railroad: Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 21 - The Artist of the Beautiful: Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 22 - Ethan Brand: Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 23 - The Great Stone Face: Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 24 - The Ambitious Guest by Nathaniel Hawthorne Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 25 - The Ambitious Guest by Nathaniel Hawthorne Irony  Take Quiz
Lesson 26 - The Ambitious Guest by Nathaniel Hawthorne: Characters & Character Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 27 - The Ambitious Guest by Nathaniel Hawthorne Setting  Take Quiz
Lesson 28 - The Ambitious Guest by Nathaniel Hawthorne Point of View  Take Quiz
Lesson 29 - The Ambitious Guest: Conflict, Climax & Resolution  Take Quiz
Lesson 30 - The Ambitious Guest by Nathaniel Hawthorne Quotes  Take Quiz
Lesson 31 - The Ambitious Guest by Nathaniel Hawthorne Symbolism  Take Quiz
Lesson 32 - The Ambitious Guest by Nathaniel Hawthorne Foreshadowing  Take Quiz

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