Kate Chopin Short Story Analysis

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Intrinsic Elements in the Short Story “Regret” by Kate Chopin (English Prose Aalysis) Compiled by: Ni Kadek Yuniantari 1201305062 English Department Faculty of Letters and Culture Udayana University 2014/2015 I. Introduction Prose is one of the individual expressions of human beings besides poetry and drama. The idea of prose usually derives from the experience, feeling, thought, idea, spirit, faith and etc. There are two kinds of prose: fictional and non fictional prose. Non-fiction prose deals exclusively with factual (or, at least, assumed factual) events, descriptions, observations, etc. However, fictional prose deals with information or events that are not real, but an imaginary and theoretical, invented by the author. Novels and short stories are the example of the fictional prose. The fictional prose is very interesting to be analyzed, especially the short story. A short story is shorter in length than novel, so it will not take a long time to be analyzed. It consists of traditional elements of dramatic structure: exposition, complication, rising action, crisis, climax and resolution. However, because of their length, short stories may not follow this entire pattern, but, plots of short stories still have a climax, crisis, or turning point. One of the examples of a very interesting short story and which will be analyzed in this paper is “Regret” by Kate Chopin. Kate Chopin was an American author of short stories and novels. She was born on February
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