Writing the Analytical
What does it mean to analyze?
Analyze means to separate a subject into its
parts (analyze), or the act or result of doing
so (Kennedy, Kennedy, and Aaron 692).
The process of analyzing involves breaking
an object into its part
Revising is finding & correcting
problems with content; changing the
ideas in your writing to make them
clearer, stronger, and more
Revising looks at the Big Picture
the Idea level.
Writing an Analytical Essay
about a Literary Work
Makes an argument:
You are arguing that your perspectivean
interpretation, judgment, evaluation of the
literatureis a valid one.
Proves a thesis:
You must have a specific, d
Gather and organize your thoughts
before you write
Always underline key
Circle important prompt
directions in a topic/prompt
that gives you inst
The author of The Company Man, Ellen Goodman brusquely informs the
reader on Phils workaholic life style. Through the use of repetition and irony,
Goodman expresses pity for Phils way of living.
Goodman uses repetition throughou
In Orwells reflective narrative, Shooting an Elephant, he reveals the
truth on imperialism. Through the utilization of irony and the method of
appeals, Orwell shows the reader that imperialism is just a definition because
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Zeus is the son of
Rhea and Cronos.
He is married to
Hera (his sister).
Demeter is not
married. She is a