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English Literature- How to write a literary analysis essay


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Essay writing in English Literature

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English Literature- How to write a literary analysis essay

  2. 2. Firstly, lets look at the significance of analysing literary texts
  3. 3. PURPOSE OThe purpose of literary analysis essay is to carefully examine and sometimes evaluate a work of literature or an aspect of a work of literature.
  4. 4. WHY? OWhen studying literature, students can learn not only language aspects such as vocabulary items but also that language can be used for specific and aesthetic purposes
  5. 5. THEREFORE… OThe study of literature can provide students with a fresh and creative angle with which to approach their studies in particular and their lives in general
  6. 6. As with any analysis, this requires you to break the subject down into its component parts
  7. 7. THE THREE COMPONENT PARTS OF AN ESSAY O Your essay should consist of three parts: O INTRODUCTION O BODY O CONCLUSION
  8. 8. INTRODUCTION OThe first paragraph of your essay is your introduction. OThe introduction should briefly explain what your essay is about and what you are going to say
  9. 9. BODY OThis is where your main points should be. OEach paragraph of the main body should contain a relevant point with a quotation and some analysis. OThe main body of the essay must remain relevant to the question.
  10. 10. CONCLUSION OThe conclusion is a brief summary of all the points raised in the main body of the essay. ORemember, you should never add anything new in your conclusion. OThe conclusion should sum up what you have written and prove that you have answered your question.