Project Director

Baker, Sybil

Department Examiner

Einstein, Sarah; Whorton, Kristine

Department

Dept. of English

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Abstract

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.

Acknowledgments

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.

Degree

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.

Date

5-2019

Subject

Short stories, American

Name

Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849 -- Criticism and interpretation

Keyword

Creative writing; Felt sense; Singular effects; Edgar Allen Poe; Short fiction; Short stories

Discipline

English Language and Literature

Document Type

Theses

Extent

49 leaves

Language

English

Rights

Under copyright.

License

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/

Date Available

5-4-2024

Available for download on Saturday, May 04, 2024

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