3420 First person

Here are two excellent first-person stories: Lydia Davis’ “Story” and Donald Barthelme’s “Chablis.”

In a small group, locate their narrators in each aspect of the chart on page 55 of our text. Which words of these stories lead you to argue for which location?

Then, in a brief paragraph to yourself, consider your current draft. Where does its narrator fit on the chart on either page 55 or 32? In what ways might your story be more engaging if the point of view is revised?

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