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  • To Kill a MockingbirdLiterary Analysis Paragraph

    Review

  • Review

    Plotsummaryversusliteraryanalysis

    Openingsentence

    Concludingsentence

    ModernLanguageAssociation(MLA)format

    Embeddingquotes

    Transitionalphrases

  • Plot summary versus literary analysis

    PLOTSUMMARY

    Recap,review,retellingastoryorscenewithoutoriginalthoughtsorinterpretations.

    Itisusuallyeasierthananalysisbecauseitrequireslessthought.

    Assumethatthereaderofyouressayknowsthestoryandneedsjusttheslightestreminder.

  • Plot summary versus literary analysis

    LITERARYANALYSIS

    Examination,evaluation,dissection,interpretation,originalopinion,readingbetweenthelines,and/orconnectingtootherknowledge

    Detailedexaminationofspecificelementswithinatext

    Startswithaquotation,question,orstatement(theme)andusesittoshowhis/herunderstatingandinterpretation

    Strivefor90%interpretationand10%summaryinyourliteraryanalysis

  • Opening sentence

    Immediatelyintroduceonemainidea/themeinfirstsentence

    Includetheauthorsnameandtitleoftheworkalongwithwhatyouaregoingtoprove(thematicstatement)

    Set-upexamples: InToKillaMockingbird,HarperLeeportrays...

    InthenovelToKillaMockingbird, HarperLeeillustrateshow...

    ToKillaMockingbirdbyHarperLeeillustratesthe...

  • Opening sentence examples

    InthenovelToKillaMockingbird byHarperLee,oneofseveralimportantthemesistheimportanceofunderstandingtheperspectivesofothers.

    AthemeofthenovelToKillaMockingbirdbyHarperLeeisjudgingpeoplebeforeyouknowthemiscruel.

    InthenovelToKillaMockingbird byHarperLee,animportantthemethatwasrevealedthroughoutthestorywastoseeingthingsfromanotherpersonsperspectivebeforejudginghimorher.

    InToKillaMockingbird,HarperLeeusescharactersactionstoshowthatcouragecanbeseeninunlikelypeople.

    CharactersactionsshowthatcouragecanbefoundinunlikelypeopleinHarperLeesToKillaMockingbird.

  • Conclusion Guidelines

    NEVERwriteInconclusion...orallinall

    Donotrepeatorrestatetheopeningsentence

    Stresstheimportanceofthethesisstatement

    Givetheessayasenseofcompleteness

    Leaveafinalimpressiononthereader

    Yourconclusionshouldbethebestpartofyourpaper

  • Conclusion Suggestions

    Answerthequestion"SoWhat?"

    Showyourreaderswhythispaperwasimportant.

    Showthemthatyourpaperwasmeaningfulanduseful.

  • Conclusion Suggestions

    Redirectyourreaders

    Giveyourreadersomethingtothinkabout,perhapsawaytouseyourpaperinthe"real"world.

    Thinkglobally.

  • Conclusion Suggestions

    Createanewmeaning

    Youdon'thavetogivenewinformationtocreateanewmeaning.

    Bydemonstratinghowyourideasworktogether,youcancreateanewpicture.

    Oftenthesumofthepaperisworthmorethanitsparts.

  • Conclusion Suggestions

    Synthesize,don'tsummarize

    Don'tsimplyrepeatthingsthatwereinyourpaper.Theyhavereadit.

    Showthemhowthepointsyoumadeandthesupportandexamplesyouusedwerenotrandom,butfittogether.

  • Conclusion Strategies

    Echoingtheintroduction:Ifyoubeginbydescribingascenario,youcanendwiththesamescenarioasproofthatyouressaywashelpfulincreatinganewunderstanding.Or,ifyoubeginwithaquotationbyAtticus,forexample,youcouldendwithanotherpowerfulquotationbyAtticus.

    EXAMPLE: JeanLouisScoutFinchremindsherreadersthatourparentscanbeourgreatestteacherswhenshereflects,Atticuswasright.Onetimehesaidyouneverreallyknowamanuntilyoustandinhisshoesandwalkaroundinthem(Lee374).

  • Conclusion Strategies

    Beprofound:Leavethereaderthinkingaboutthenovelsorcharactersconnectiontolifetoday.

    EXAMPLE:Mayellas characterservesasaremindertothishardtruth:ourparentsraiseus,ourparentsshapeuswithoutthemwearenobody;withthemweareeitherblessedordoomed.

  • Conclusion Strategies

    Remindthereaderofthethemessignificance:Showhowimportantyourthemeistothenovelwithoutusingyourparagraphexamples.

    EXAMPLE:EventhoughAtticusknewhewasnotgoingtowinthecase,hestilldefendedTomRobinson,whichshowedhowheresistedthestatusquoandtookastand.IfhedidnotmakeanimpressiononeverypersoninMaycombthroughhisactions,hecertainlytaughthischildrenwhatitmeanstoloveandrespectpeopleofallraces.

  • Book titles in MLA format

    Use italics ORunderline forbooktitles

    NEVER usequotationmarksorbold forbooktitles

    Capitalizethefirstletterofthemajorwords

    Minorwords,suchasarticles,prepositions,andcoordinatingconjunctions,arenotcapitalizedunlesstheyarethefirstwordofatitle

    Theauthorsnameisnotformatted

    ToKillaMockingbirdbyHarperLee

    TheOutsidersbyS.E.Hinton

    TheDiaryofaYoungGirl:TheDefinitiveEdition byAnneFrank

  • MLA page heading Onthefirstpage,intheupper

    left-handcorner,place:

    yourname,

    yourinstructorsname,

    thecourse-- Grade8EnglishLanguageArts--

    andthedateonseparatedouble-spacedlines

    WritethedateintheDayMonthYearformat,asin14May2010.

  • MLA page numbers Numberallpagesintheupper

    rightcornerofthepageprecededbyyourlastname.

    Typeyournameandaspaceinfrontofthenumber.

  • MLA paper title and font Centerthetitle =Literary

    AnalysisParagraph

    Donotunderlineorboldthetitle.

    Itshouldbedoublespacedfromthetextofthepaper.

    Noextraspacesareneeded.

    UseTimesNewRoman12-pointfont.

  • MLA margins, spacing, and indenting Use1-inchmargins.

    Donotaligntherightmargin.

    Double-spacetheentiredocument.

    Thereshouldbenoextraspacesbetweenlines.

    Indentthefirstlineofeachparagraph 1/2"bypressingtheTabkeyonce.

  • How to set up MLA document

    Settopmarginofpageto.5(1/2inch)

    Setleft,right,andbottommarginsto1

    Selectdoublespacingforentiredocument

    WhenenteringHeading,selectaligntexttotherightunderAlignment

    AfterenteringHeading,selectaligntexttotheleftunderAlignmentforYourName,etc.

    Centerthetitleoftheassignmentthenreturntoleftalignment

    Indentthefirstlineoftheparagraphonetabspace

  • MLA set-up Pages

  • MLA set-up Docs

  • MLA quotations

    Placethetextthatyoucopyfromthebookinquotationmarks

    Writethe(pagenumber)inparenthesiswiththeperiodafter.

    ExamplewithContextQuoteAnalysis :

    AtticusexplainshisbeliefsaboutcouragewhenhetalkstoScoutandJemaboutMrs.Dubosesdeath.Hetellshischildren,Iwantedyoutoseewhatrealcourageisitswhenyouknowyourelickedbeforeyoubeginbutyoubeginanywayandseeitthroughnomatterwhat(Lee112).HeselflesslydefendsTomeventhoughheknowsthewholetownwillhatehimandhisfamily.HeknowsthathewouldnotwinTomscase,buthehasthemoralintegritytodowhatisright.

  • Embedding quotations

    Introduce/contextualizequote:whatishappeninginthestory/setthestageforyourquote

    Embedaquotefromthebook:accuratelyworded,tietotheme,andnotoverlylong

    Analyzethequote/applytoyourtheme-- shouldbemeaningful,makesense;NOthisquoteshows,thisquotestates,orasstatedinthenovel

    Contextandanalysismustusedetails/specifics fromthestory,andnotsimplyrepeatthequoteorretelltheplot