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ERIC Number: ED014394
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Sep
Pages: 1
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TEACHING MEANING THROUGH STRUCTURE IN THE SHORT STORY.
PELTZIE, BERNARD E.
IN THE SHORT STORY WHERE NEITHER CHARACTER, SETTING, NOR PLOT IS DEVELOPED SUFFICIENTLY TO ALLOW A THOROUGH INTERPRETATION OF THE STORY, THE STRUCTURE OR SHAPE OF THE STORY COULD BE USED AS THE TRANSMITTER OF MEANING. THIS APPROACH, WHICH DEPENDS ON INTELLIGENT SENSITIVITY, CONSISTS OF ESTABLISHING THE STRUCTURAL PARTS OF THE STORY, JUSTIFYING THESE PARTITIONS, AND COMPARING THEM TO DETERMINE INTERRELATIONSHIPS. TWO SHORT STORIES, "THE OPEN WINDOW" BY SAKI AND "THE FLY" BY KATHERINE MANSFIELD, ARE USED TO SHOW HOW THE STRUCTURAL APPROACH PROCEEDS. EXAMPLES OF QUESTIONS WHICH REQUIRE THE STUDENTS TO ANALYZE, SYNTHESIZE, AND EVALUATE IN ORDER TO HELP THEM UNDERSTAND THE STRUCTURE OF THE STORY ARE ITALICIZED AND USED IN A DETAILED DISCUSSION OF THE TWO SHORT STORIES. THESE QUESTIONS DEMONSTRATE THE KINDS OF INTELLECTUAL SKILLS AND ABILITIES THAT COULD BE TAPPED THROUGH THIS APPROACH. THIS ARTICLE APPEARED IN "ENGLISH JOURNAL," VOLUME 55, SEPTEMBER 1966. (NS)
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Identifiers: Antelope Valley High School CA; CALIFORNIA