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Student’s Name Instructor’s Name Course Date Close Reading and Short Fiction Assignment In writing various elements include point of view character style tone symbolism setting and theme. In any piece of literature these features serve different purposes. In this short essay the primary focus will be on setting as used in The Purloined Letter by Edgar Poe utilizes darkness during daytime while G uses light in the dark. Through the setting Edgar’s story The Purloined Letter comments on the various ways humans approach reality and the pursuit of the truth by playing with the notions of light along with darkness. Works Cited Poe Edgar Allan and Jacob Schwartz. The purloined letter. Carey and Hart 1845.
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Before beginning this forum, please makes sure to complete the “Week 2 Literary Discussion Forum: Close Reading and Short Fiction Assignment” quiz. This quiz is not for a grade; it will assign you at random a short story to use in your discussion.

Our reading from our lessons discusses a number of different elements of writing, including character, setting, point of view, tone, symbolism, style, and theme. For this forum,

Take the quiz to discover what short story you have been assigned to discuss this week (linked within the lessons);
Choose one of these elements of writing that you feel is important to the story;
Explain one way in which this short story uses this element and why you see that element as an important part of the story
Please, divide your posts into paragraphs for easier reading, and make sure to reference, paraphrase, or quote specific passages from the text to support and illustrate what you say

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