This study guide will help you analyze the text “Popular Girls” by Karen Shepard. We will show you examples of elements in the text that will be relevant for your analysis. In these notes, we will focus on the summary, structure, characters, setting, narrator and point of view, language, theme and message, and help you put the text in perspective.
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Title: “Popular Girls”
Author: Karen Shepard
Published in: The Atlantic
Date of Publication: 2001
Genre: Short story
Karen Shepard is a Chinese-American author of novels and short stories. Most of her short fiction has been published in American literary magazines. She is also a college professor and is married to another novelist, Jim Shepard.
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