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Title: Literary Essay Format and Tips

Literary Essay
  • Literary Essay Format and Tips
THE PURPOSE of Literary Essays
Any literary essay has the task to analyze,
carefully examine and eventually evaluate a
literary work or aspects and elements of a
literary work.
And most importantly Every essay has a central
idea or THESIS about the literary work that
should be elaborated and developed throughout the
essay itself.
In order to make this analysis successful the
subject of the essay should be broken down into
its component parts.
The MAIN PRINCIPLES of Literary Essays
Before you ask yourself how to write a literary
essay, You need to know that every essay must
cover the topic or literary work that is written
about. Every essay must have a central idea
  • Every essay must be organized in a way that every
    part is enabling readers to gain more
    understanding of the central idea.
FIRST STEP Starting to Write
Literary essay writing begins with the act of
  • Therefore before you start to read a literary
    work you should have a set of questions and main
    notes that will guide you through the reading
FIRST STEP Starting to Write
  • Here you can find some examples of these
    questions and tips in order to start the writing.
  • If you are still not sure how to begin your
    essay, you can find more details in this article
    from the Harvard College Writing Center.
  • You can find more Litearay Essay Tips on our web
Elements of Literary Essays
You can find more Litearay Essay Help here.
  • In every literary essay writing the title should
    describe the approach and the main thesis of the
    author and at the same time get the attention of
    the readers. The title itself should not only
    represent the title of the literary work, because
    it can misdirect readers.
PROBLEM or Question
  • In this part the author explains what will be
    clarified and what idea will be developed in the
    essay. The main role in the first paragraphs of
    an essay is to clearly establish the problem or
  • It is important to address the problem or
    question by respecting the literary essay format.
PROBLEM or Question
  • In order to gain the readers interest in this
    first part, the author can use a quotation, a
    provocative question, a brief anecdote, or a
    combination of these.
  • Also it is necessary to include the title of the
    literate work and the name of its author.
  • The main idea or thesis is not same as a topic,
    which represents only a subject area of the
    essay. A good thesis has to be arguable in a
    way that it is distinguished from a fact or a
  • Ordinary, the thesis statement is presented at
    the end of the introductory paragraph.
  • Material evidence are used to confirm the thesis
    and help in exploring the thesis more into
    details. Authors should also consider and include
  • The rule of two in written evidence The writer
    should supply at least two words of analysis for
    every word of a citation, and usually more.
  • Textual evidence consists of summaries,
    quotations, specific details, and paraphrases.
TOPIC Sentence
  • Each paragraph should start off with a Topic
    Sentence, which helps in relating the details of
    the paragraph the main thesis and connects the
    details of the paragraph itself.
  • Here you can find more Literary Essay Help.
ANALYSIS and Reflection
  • While writing a literary analysis essay the task
    is to emphasize significant details of the
    evidence and to highlight patterns that might
    otherwise be undetected.
  • Although analysis is generally correlated to
    evidence, reflection is a process that builds
    upon analysis in order to support larger claims.
  • A conclusion gives essays a sense of completeness
    in order to let the readers know that they have
    come to the end of essay paper. It can summarize
    the thesis in different words, conclude the main
    points that have been made, or make a significant
    comment about the work from a new perspective.
  • A conclusion should never bring up a new topic
    for the essay.
  • How the individual sections are organized and
    what kind of content flow is presented (either
    chronological or repetitive).
  • There are different types and approaches to the
    structure itself, so you can find more
    information in the Berkeley Essay Structure and
    Citation Guidelines. You can also find different
    Literary Essay Samples.
  • Also you can find out more from Yale College
    Writing Center.
Thank You!
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