How to Write a Literature Analysis Essay

You read the book (or the short story or play or poem or novella). You took notes. You participated in the class discussion. Now how on Earth do you sort out all your thoughts and get them crammed into an essay?

Once you know the big picture of a literature analysis essay, the whole project will be easier to tackle. This Write Bite covers 

  • what the "analysis" in lit analysis means
  • how to use textual evidence
  • what you can prove
  • the two most common mistakes writers make in this type of essay and how to avoid them

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