Writing_the_Literary_Analysis

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Writing the Literary Analysis Brought to you by the Purdue University Writing Lab Author: Brian Yothers
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What is Literary Analysis? It’s literary It’s an analysis It’s-- An Argument! It may also involve research on and analysis of secondary sources
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How is it “literary”? Usually, a literary analysis will involve a discussion of a text as writing, thus the term literary, which means “having to do with letters” This will involve the use of certain concepts that are very specifically associated with literature
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Important literary concepts The Basics Plot Setting Narration/point of view Characterization Symbol Metaphor Genre Irony/ambiguity Other key concepts Historical context Social, political, economic contexts Ideology Multiple voices Various critical orientations Literary theory
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How Can I Learn More? There are various handbooks of literary
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