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In Charles C. Cole’s “Final Gifts,” the situation might make a horror story. What makes the story humorous? What comic devices does it employ?
In Cristina-Monica Moldoveanu’s “Stripes and Dots,” the narrator keeps a plant as a souvenir of her late father. Does the poem indicate in any way why he asked her forgiveness?
In S. E. Sever’s “Kuiper Court”:
- What problems of medical ethics does the story explicitly deal with?
- The conclusion involves a role reversal. Is it foreshadowed in any way? If not, why might it be surprising without being arbitrary?
In Alexandru I. Despina’s “Beyond Lethe”:
- The narrator discovers a mysterious machine depicted in a neighbor’s painting. What might the machine be? What might be its function in the story?
- What “guilt” does the narrator want to know he is carrying?
- What does the last line mean: “Only tomorrow does eternity begin”?
In K. C. Gray’s “Fire Park”:
- What is the function of Demarco in the story?
- What is the secret that Tanika says Phillip is not supposed to reveal?
- Does Phillip reveal the secret? If so, does it make any difference in what eventually happens?
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