What is a Literary Analysis Essay?
Definition: Analysis is the practice of looking closely at small parts to see how they affect the whole. Literary analysis focuses on how plot/structure, character, setting, and many other techniques are used by the author to create meaning. Always be sure to discuss the significance of your observations to the main idea about life (the theme).
See WRITING tab for review on imbedding quotes and parenthetical citation.
Remember: Your goal is to go beyond adding a transitional word. Write sentences that transition from one paragraph to the next. See the student example on the right.