How to Write a Literary Analysis: Example & Development


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Literary analyses review and evaluate certain aspects of _____?

1. A poem

2. A novel

3. A play

4. 1, 2, and 3

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1. A literary analysis asks you to think about how and _____ a piece of literature was written.

2. Which of these are not one of the seven steps in the literary analysis process?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Questions on these assessments check your knowledge of the purpose and function of a literary analysis as well as how one is written. You will also be assessed on one of the outline formats that can be used for this type of written work.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be tested on:

  • The steps in the literary analysis process
  • What is reviewed and analyzed through literary analysis
  • Components of HATMAT

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the questions answered in a literary analysis
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on literary analysis
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the purpose of a concluding paragraph in a literary analysis

Additional Learning

Increase your understanding of literary analyses by completing this lesson titled How to Write a Literary Analysis: Example & Development. The covered objectives include:

  • Define controlling idea
  • Know what to look for when rereading your literary analysis
  • Understand potential focuses for a literary analysis