Perspectives

To add something extra to your analysis of the short story “Kiss and Tell” by John Sam Jones, we encourage you to consider the literary period and works with the same themes.

Literary period

“Kiss and Tell” is a contemporary postmodernist short story. The story deals with a current issue, sexual orientation in modern times; most postmodernist works also deal with contemporary, post-modern world topics.

The fragmentation of the point of view and the story’s structure (scenes are presented separately through a star - *) is also a postmodernist feature. The story does not flow from start to end, but it presents several events and points of view in parallel.

The story is also occasionally ironic in terms of action (Seimon does not really ‘kiss and tell’ because h...

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