Outline of Paper
STEP BY STEP
OUTLINE FOR YOUR
LITERARY ANALYSIS PAPER
Interest Grabber: Hook us into your story.
Background of the times.
What was the world like when your book was written? What was surrounding the newspaper during those times? Newspaper headlines, literary trends, family and fashion vogues, etc.
Author’s life, background, and famous works.
Shape their world view. Did they grow up in the civil war? With a single mother? In the Bronx? , etc.
Search through your text to find the literary symbolism, theories, illustrations, etc. How does it relate to the outside world around your author? What is the deeper meaning of your text?
Bring the reader back to the Interest Grabber and wrap it up.