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ENG 125 Week 5 DQ 1
Throughout this course we have explored the similarities and differences between the literary forms of the
short story, the poem, and drama. For example, one major difference is that both poetry and drama
frequently place a strong emphasis on performance before an audience that is physically present, while the
short story is more commonly intended for individual reading.
With that said, it is important to remember that all literary works couldn’t always be easily classified into a
single genre. Moreover, literary works, which might be classified as belonging to one genre, might possess
many qualities more typical of other genres. For example, Shakespeare’s Macbeth is classified as drama, but
in many respects takes the form of poetry. In other words, sometimes the differences between categories like
drama, poetry, and the short story are not so easily defined. Often a short story might contain poetic or
dramatic qualities, or a poem might include narrative and dramatic features.
In your post, summarize the major similarities and differences between the forms of drama, poetry, and the
short story. Demonstrate your ideas with textual examples from the course readings. In your response,
include at least one example of each literary form. If you wish, you may also point to examples that indicate
the blurring of literary genres (e.g., the poetic qualities of Macbeth or the dramatic elements of Gift of the