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Apart from its length, what else makes a short story different from a novel? A. A short story can employ first-person point of view; a novel, because of its complexity, cannot. B. A short story normally does not have a complicated plot; a novel can have a complicated plot. C. A short story does not have the five phases in a plot diagram; only a novel does. D. A short story’s characters face many small conflicts; a novel's characters deal only with large conflicts.

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  1. anonymous
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    @Keigh2015

  2. anonymous
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    @Elsa213

  3. Keigh2015
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    which do you think?

  4. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    D, im not sure

  5. Keigh2015
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    I think so too @misssunshinexxoxo is d correct?

  6. misssunshinexxoxo
    • one year ago
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    Novels are long, usually with multiple chapters. Short stories are just that--short. They can be anywhere from 54 words, to 20 pages, to longer, but a novel is significantly longer. Novels, because they are longer, have the time to create more characters, multiple important events, and to go into more in-depth characterization. Short stories are usually more focused, centering on one major conflict, or relaying a large amount of time in a more distant and summarized manner.

  7. misssunshinexxoxo
    • one year ago
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    Ok, most of the time short stories are written in first person and on the other hand most of all novels are third

  8. misssunshinexxoxo
    • one year ago
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    A and D seem good choices

  9. misssunshinexxoxo
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    At a literary perspective, seems like A makes more sense to me.

  10. anonymous
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    thanks for the help @misssunshinexxoxo

  11. marihelenh
    • one year ago
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    I got B for the answer because in a short story the timeline isn't long enough to have a complicated plot. I have read many novels that use first person point of view, so A isn't the best choice and neither is C or D. All books have some form of the 5 phase plot diagram and in both novels and short stories the characters can be faced with large or small conflicts.

  12. anonymous
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    thank you, great explanation @marihelenh

  13. anonymous
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    thanks for answering (: @Keigh2015

  14. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    B was the right answer

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