Structure

When analyzing a literary text like “Long Walk to Forever” by Kurt Vonnegut, it is always a good idea to start by looking at the way the author has chosen to structure it. 

“Long Walk to Forever” is structured using dialogue as the main way of conveying the facts. The plot of the story can be summarized as follows: a man tells his childhood friend he loves her and tries to convince her not to marry her fiancé and stay with him. In the end, he succeeds.

Title

The title of the short story seems ambiguous and metaphorical before reading the text. While readers can assume the story is about something that happens during a long walk, the title does not say anything about the action itself. However, upon reading the story, it becomes clear that the title refers to both the walk of the ...

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