Why Write a Literary Analysis?
Literature teaches us about the value of conflict. We experience conflict in our personal relationships and in our interactions with society. A literary analysis helps us recognize the conflict at work in literature; this gives us greater insight into the personal conflicts that we face. In addition, learning how to closely read, analyze, and critique a text is beneficial beyond a literature course in that it improves our writing, reading, and critiquing abilities overall.
How to Write a Literary Analysis
It is important to understand that some conflicts in literature might not always be obvious. Considering how an author addresses conflict via literary techniques can reveal other more complex conflicts or different kinds of conflicts that interact in multiple ways. Analyzing those more complicated elements can help you discover what literature represents about the human experience and condition. With this in mind, consider that your thesis might be a claim about how conflict is represented in a work, whether through character, setting, or tone. This is not a personal reflection on conflict in general or a conflict you face but an analysis of how literary elements are used to express a conflict in a given literary work—in this case, a short story.
See attaced file ( FINAL_AWORNPATH) for the assignment
The Literary Analysis THESE ARE THE REQURIMENTS
Must be four to five double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA style
Must include a separate title page with the following:
- Title of paper A WORN PATH (this is my title)
- Student’s name
- Course name and number ENG 125 Introduction to Literature (this is the course name and number)
- Paper prompt # 3 (this is my prompt number)
- Instructor’s name
- Date submitted
Must use one primary source (THIS IS THE PRIMARY SOURCE- Welty, E. (1941). A worn path.) SEE ATTACED FILE A WORN PATH
and two secondary scholarly sources in addition to the course text.
- The Scholarly, Peer Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources table offers additional guidance on appropriate source types (See attached file).
- Must document all sources in APA style
- Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA style