The analysis of the short story “The Meaning of Clouds” by Natalie Cox shows that it follows a linear plot structure. The story takes place during a single day, but there are also references to the past and future.

The main character in the story is Mags. She is a woman who has recently lost her job and is spending the day looking after Bella, her stepdaughter. 

The physical setting is a town in England. The action takes place during a single morning in July.

The story is told by the main character Mags, a first-person narrator. Mags’ point of view plays a significant role in how the events of the story are presented. 

The language in lines 1-17 is mostly informal. However, there are also instances of more complex language and figurative language that reflects the narrator’s mood.

You can read a more detailed analysis in the following pages. 


Short story analysis

I denne vejledning får du Studienets hjælp til at analysere noveller (short stories) i engelsk.