Einstein, Sarah; Whorton, Kristine
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
Poe defines a successful author of the short story as one who writes to create a singular effect, or felt sense, where a particular emotion is created in the reader. Every event, sentence, and word aids in achieving this specific effect, and if it does not, the author fails. In this craft paper, three craft books are used to examine three collections of short stories, analyzing the use of sentences to create a singular effect. Then, this craft is applied to three original short fiction pieces.
A special thank you to the members of my thesis committee: Professor Sybil Baker, Dr. Sarah Einstein, and Kristine Whorton. An additional thank you to The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's Office for Undergraduate Research and Creative Endeavor (URaCE) for funding from the SEARCH grant. Finally, a very special thank you to the survivors of the 2016 Gatlinburg Fires, who opened their homes and stories to me.
B. A.; An honors thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Bachelor of Arts.
Short stories, American
Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849 -- Criticism and interpretation
English Language and Literature
Scott, Jacquelyn Leigh Muncy, "The craft of felt sense: writing sentences to create singular effects" (2019). Honors Theses.
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