Biggest Elvis Short Story

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What works well in the story ‘Biggest Elvis’, how the author uses many voices. These different voices are the tidbits and shadows of the author’s subconscious driving the story, for instance the First notable point of view 2nd person, example ‘You should have seen us when we had our act together.’ He interchange from 2nd person to 1st person direct POV, ‘I know it sounds crazy but I’ve got to say it,’ and plural first person, ‘We showed up in a lot of places, ‘We played inside the gate.’ The writer develops round character from Biographical method. ‘At six-foot-one inch and two hundred forty pounds, I had height and bulk. In my college-teaching years, smoking a pipe, wearing an oxford shirt, a corduroy jacket, jeans, and loafers, I just another out-of-shape academic, sedentary and slack.’ In Elvis, the author conveys character through thought. But, what doesn’t work is the list of events and venues. Like, ‘We showed up in a lot of places: Okinawa, Japan,…show more content…
An autobiographical method, beliefs, interpersonal/culture values, lifestyle, character behavior, like, ‘wash the white clothes on Monday and put them on the stone heap; wash the color clothes on Tuesday. “Interpretation, authorial a useful technique for when you need to condense facts or move the story on quickly.’ A mother teaching her child from an early age to adulthood the attributes/behaviors she should exemplify in her lifestyle. The author’s personal style is informal and the tone is more subjective and clear communication. What does not work in this piece is the long run on sentence. Complete sentence would convey a different story. What does work that both times the protagonist responds it is quite noticeable. ‘But I don’t sing benna on Sundays at all and never in Sunday school; and ‘but what if the baker won’t let me feel the bread’? These two occurrence lets the reader imagination think about the age of the
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