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In both of the articles each author is trying to share his view or theory on the short story The view of Edgar Allen Poe is very pessimistic toward the novel and other forms of long fiction while BM Ejxenbaum takes a more analytic approach Poe writes The novel certainly requires what is denominated a sustained effortbut this is a matter of perseverance and has but a collateral relation to talent Is the main difference between the authors of short stories and those of novels that the novel writers are just non-talented over-achievers Indeed it does take talent to be able to convey a story with little or no build up character development or falling action but it also takes talent to do so and the effort you put into a work such as a novel is your talent and it is directly related through thought and emotional drive Ejxenbaum uses much less opinion in his explanation of the differing styles of short fiction and those of novels The novel is based off a history or of travels while the short story which is generally more fundamental in form is based off folklore and anecdotes The short story must be written on the basis of a contradiction or contrast and carries the weight of the story at the ending The action of a novel falls before the ending with a falling action following Poe speaks of unity of effect and how it is not appreciated or understood by the common mind but also how it is important to the story for the central effect to gravitate toward the end This finale must make sense with everything which came before Ejxenbaum quote Poe several times to give insight into how Poe created his unique and famous effects and moods Poe was a master at creating effect in most cases one of mystery and gloom which drove his poems and short fiction But he also
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