The short story "The Lady or the Tiger" has a cliffhanger for its ending. What classifies a cliffhanger ending or a cliffhanger type of story?

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Stockton's celebrated short story "The Lady or the Tiger" is an example of an open-ended story. In an open-ended story, the conclusions are not clearly stated and the reader must use their imagination to resolve the ending on their own. At the end of "The Lady or the Tiger," Stockton does not elaborate on the...

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