Quick Write


What is a Literary Analysis?

Writing a Literary Analysis Presentation

Literary Analysis

The Art of Quoting

According to the book, what is the purpose of a citation?

When is the use of a citation appropriate?


  • China is the largest nation in the world.
  • A McDonald’s Big Mac® has 550 calories.

Why do these need support? Where can you find it?

Quote Sandwich

  1. Introduce the quotation p. 46
  2. Quote, relevant
  3. Explain Quotation p. 47

quotation sandwich

Arguable Thesis

Start with what interests you, to develop a point of analysis. You can choose a character, theme, issue, context, patterns, metaphors, authors style or language, etc. What is standing out to you and then you can develop that into a thesis.

You will be arguing that your analysis of the work is valid.

Developing Strong Thesis Statements

Quick Write

  • Why are citations important?
  • How did you find support for the claims?
  • Is it wrong to not cite sources?  Why or Why not?
  • How would you feel if your ideas or work were used without giving you credit?