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This Is the Title of This Story

Postby knapplc » Sat Jan 24, 2009 12:02 am

Not quite sure what to make of this. I'm going to treat it like a news article and only post a bit. If you want the rest,

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A story by David Moser...

This Is the Title of This Story, Which Is Also Found Several Times in the Story Itself

This is the first sentence of this story. This is the second sentence. This is the title of this story, which is also found several times in the story itself. This sentence is questioning the intrinsic value of the first two sentences. This sentence is to inform you, in case you haven't already realized it, that this is a self-referential story, that is, a story containing sentences that refer to their own structure and function. This is a sentence that provides an ending to the first paragraph.

This is the first sentence of a new paragraph in a self-referential story. This sentence is introducing you to the protagonist of the story, a young boy named Billy. This sentence is telling you that Billy is blond and blue-eyed and American and twelve years old and strangling his mother. This sentence comments on the awkward nature of the self- referential narrative form while recognizing the strange and playful detachment it affords the writer. As if illustrating the point made by the last sentence, this sentence reminds us, with no trace of facetiousness, that children are a precious gift from God and that the world is a better place when graced by the unique joys and delights they bring to it.

This sentence describes Billy's mother's bulging eyes and protruding tongue and makes reference to the unpleasant choking and gagging noises she's making. This sentence makes the observation that these are uncertain and difficult times, and that relationships, even seemingly deep-rooted and permanent ones, do have a tendency to break down.

Introduces, in this paragraph, the device of sentence fragments. A sentence fragment. Another. Good device. Will be used more later.


It's reasonably clever and diverting in a grammarian sort of way. If you like that sort of thing, read on.
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Re: This Is the Title of This Story

Postby Metroid » Sat Jan 24, 2009 12:05 am

I'm totally doing that for my next term paper. :-b
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Re: This Is the Title of This Story

Postby Neato Torpedo » Sat Jan 24, 2009 12:58 am

By the throat. Harder. Harder, harder.


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Re: This Is the Title of This Story

Postby Tavish » Sat Jan 24, 2009 11:58 am

Seems like someone trying too hard to be clever.
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Re: This Is the Title of This Story

Postby JTWood » Sat Jan 24, 2009 12:24 pm

Tavish wrote:Seems like someone trying too hard to be clever.

So I guess we now know your real name, David Moser. :-B
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Re: This Is the Title of This Story

Postby Dan Lambskin » Sat Jan 24, 2009 5:36 pm

reminds me of something out of Schizopolios
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