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Deixis is one of the most important notions in discourse analysis and it is a vital link between the real life environment around us (time, physical location, people involved etc.) and what we actually say (the utterance, linguistic terms). For these reasons the study focuses on analyzing all types of deixis. Moreover, the data of the analysis are taken randomly to achieve the representativeness. The data of the analysis includes two short stories namely, The Happy Prince by Oscar Wild and The Black Cat by Edgar Allen Poe.
Like any other types of discourse, short stories are loaded with deictic expressions that form an essential complementary part of any text. The aim of the present study is to investigate the deixis in the narrative discourse, short stories, to find out the way this linguistic phenomenon used in these short stories. And to see whether there is a special type of deixis associated with these short stories.