This study guide will help you analyze the text “The Shape of a Star” by Jen Knox. We will show you examples of elements in the text that will be relevant for your analysis. In these notes, we will focus on summary, structure, characters, setting, narrator and point of view, language, theme, and message. We will also help you comment on the relationship between the main character and her mother, as well as help you discuss the pros and cons of having strong role models.
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Title: “The Shape of a Star”
Author: Jen Knox
Date of Publication: 2014
Genre: Short Story
Jen Knox is an American writer born in Ohio. Her short stories have been published both online and in print, in publications such as “Chicago Quarterly Review” or “The Saturday Evening Post”. Jen Knox currently works as an educator in San Antonio.
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