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A type of informative essay that examines an element of a text, such as character, theme, plot, or setting.
States the title and author of the text that the writer will analyze and includes a thesis statement.
Express the writer's main points about the text. Contain supporting sentences that build on the idea stated in the topic sentence.
The final paragraph of a literary analysis which sums up or restates the thesis. It also explains why the information in the essay matters and offers a final thought.
Presents a clear plan for the essay.
States the main idea of each body paragraph. It is the controlling sentence of the paragraph. All topic sentences support the thesis statement.
Include logical reasoning and relevant evidence from the text that support the writer's ideas.
Includes logical reasoning, such as text citations that support the writer's claim.
Words in a text that help you figure out the meaning of an unfamiliar word.
Reason an author decides to write about a topic.
The way an author uses words.
The time period and location in which a story takes place.
Someone depicted in a narrative or drama. Authors reveal character traits through description, action and dialogue.
A simple, underdeveloped character with few traits.
A complex character, which undergoes development throughout the story.
Does not undergo any significant change.
Undergoes a significant or major change.
The leading or main character is a fictional text.
Creates conflict for the protagonist.
Writer shows character's personality through speech, action and appearance.
Writer shows character's personality through the use of descriptive language and sensory details.
A reason behind a character's actions or behavior.
The main events of a selection.
The start of a story where characters, setting, and conflict are established.
The central problem a character struggles with in a narrative.
A struggle within the main character's own mind.
A struggle between the main character and other people or outside forces, such as a natural disaster.
A series of events that builds up to the climax or main confrontation in a story.
The most exciting or important part of a story, which usually comes near the end.
A series of events that occur after the climax has been reached and the conflict has been resolved.
The outcome of or solution to the central conflict that brings the story to an end.
Point of View
The lens through which a story is told.
Point of View *1st Person
The narrator is a character in the story. He or she refers to himself or herself with the 1st person pronouns: I, me, my, mine.
Point of View *3rd Person
The narrator is outside the story.
Point of View *3rd Person Omniscient
The narrator knows and sees all. They can describe and analyze what every character sees, does, thinks and feels.
Point of View *3rd Person Limited
The narrator knows and sees only what one character knows and sees.
A conflict between what is expected and what actually happens.
A comparison between two things or ideas. By pointing out how they are similar, the writer hopes to clarify the more complicated or less familiar thing.
A figure of speech that compares two unlike things by stating that one is (or is like) the other.
A type of figurative language in which exaggerated claims are not meant to be taken literally.
A word or phrase, which means something different than its literal meaning.
Uncertainty or excitement towards the outcome or what happens next in a story.
The writer's hints and clues that suggests events that may still occur.
The unifying idea of a story, which ties together all other elements.
To examine in detail the structure of text for the purpose of explanation and interpretation.
Identifying what ideas are essential in the text and expressing them in your own words.
Presents a new idea.
Makes something more clear.
Adds details to or expands.
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