The purpose of a literary analysis essay is to carefully examine and evaluate a work of literature or an aspect of a work of literature. As with any analysis, this requires you to break the subject down into its component parts. Examining the different elements of a piece of literature is not an end in itself but rather a process to help you better appreciate and understand the work of literature as a whole. Your objective in writing a literary analysis essay is to convince the person reading your essay that you have supported the idea you are developing. Your second essay for English 1B requires you to research a topic on one of the stories we have read in this course and, using three outside sources from the Literature databases as well as the text, analyze your topic. Your topic can be on anything you would be interested in researching further, and you can even take a question or concept explored in your assignments or discussions to expand on. You will still need 3 secondary sources for your essay (your articles) and you should also use your short story as a primary source, so you should quote from and have 4 sources listed in your works cited page.
RUBRIC: -Thesis (a good one)
-Quotes from your 3 sources in all three body paragraphs.
If you are writing about a short story also, you will also include quotes and evidence from the short story.
-Structure (intro, three body paragraphs, conclusion)
-Correct grammar and spelling
This is very important! understanding five-paragraph format and the thesis-driven essay;
understanding and implementing information literacy and;
understanding the importance of displaying an effective argument.