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Title

The Story Turned Upside Down: Meaning Effects Linked to Variations on Narrative Structure

Document Type

Article

Citation

Bundgaard, Peer F. and Svend Ostergaard. “The Story Turned Upside Down: Meaning Effects Linked to Variations on Narrative Structure.” Semiotica: Journal of the International Association for Semiotic Studies/Revue de l’Association Internationale de Sémiotique 165, nos. 1-4 (2007): 263-75.

Annotation

Semiotic approach analyzing the narrative structure of “A Very Short Story” to reveal Hemingway’s careful inversion of plot structure made up of symmetrical thematic and narrative counterparts. Contends that only paragraph four remains outside this structure, serving as a pivotal point separating the text into “before” and “after.”

Published in

Semiotica: Journal of the International Association for Semiotic Studies/Revue de l’Association Internationale de Sémiotique

Volume

165

Issue

1-4

Date

2007

Pages

263-275

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