Writing A Literary Analysis Essay Process Questions
Writing a Literary
What is the process?
Step by Step
Using Questioning Technique as Basis for
Questions to Draft THESIS
What is my subject?
What do I think about my subject?
What different elements will you analyze?
Beginning/Catalyst for Change/End
Complexity of Character
Traits: Appearance, Speech, Actions, Others,
What will you say about those elements?
Questions for Gathering information
for BODY Paragraph(s)
What notes support my thesis?
Get these from your charts.
What details from the story are most useful to
Are there any quotes (sections which are very
strong) which I can use in my paragraphs?
Essential Components of Analysis
Interpretation—What do you think?
Evidence/Details from the story—Why do you
How many sentences/details needed?
Enough so that your analysis is clear and
Questions for Drafting Introduction
Who is the author of this text?
What is the complete and accurate title for
What is a one to two sentence summary of
This story is about.
What is my thesis?
Questions for Drafting Body
What point do I want to make in this
How is this point important to my thesis?
Does my paragraph develop it?
Does my paragraph present a key question?
What details will be most useful in proving
Do any details need explanation?
What more can I add so that a reader who
has not read the story understands the plot or
events of the story?
What can I add to my paragraph so that my
interpretation is clear?
Questions to Draft
What is the most important idea which I want
to leave my reader with?
What can I add or stress about this character
or about people in general?
What Documentation is needed?
Did I use any quotes?
Did I follow the quotations with an in-text
Do I have a Works Cited Page?