This essay focuses on Literary Analysis. Choose a short story or lengthy poem. After analyzing your chosen text by conducting a close reading, craft an arguable thesis (claim) about the text. In order to be persuasive to your audience, your claim will need to be supported by the text itself, as well as some secondary research (at least three appropriate sources).
Firstly, Choose a short story or lengthy poem.
Secondly, After analyzing your chosen text by conducting a close reading, craft an arguable thesis (claim) about the text.
Thirdly, In order to be persuasive to your audience, your claim will need to be support by the text itself, as well as some secondary research (at least three appropriate sources)
. Be sure to include a link to your chosen text in your Bibliography section.
Use MLA documentation and manuscript formatting.
peers/classmates Purpose: to analyze a literary text,
creating a successful argument about the text’s meaning Scope:
800-1000 words [3-4 pages]
Literary analysis means closely studying a text, interpreting its meanings,
exploring why the author made certain choices.
It can be apply to novels, short stories, plays, poems, or any other form of literary writing.
A literary analysis essay is not a rhetorical analysis, nor is it just a summary of the plot or a book review.
Instead, it is a type of argumentative essay where you need to analyze elements such as the language, perspective, and structure of the text,
explain how the author uses literary devices to create effects and convey ideas.
Before beginning a literary analysis essay, it’s essential to carefully read the text
come up with a thesis statement to keep your essay focus.
As you write, follow the standard structure of an academic essay:
Firstly, An introduction that tells the reader what your essay will focus on.
Secondly, A main body, divided into paragraphs, that builds an argument using evidence from the text.
Thirdly, A conclusion that clearly states the main point that you have shown with your analysis