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< A book analysis is a description, critical analysis, and evaluation of the quality, meaning, and significance of a book, not a retelling. It should focus on the book’s purpose, content, and authority. A critical book review is not a book report or a summary. It is a reaction paper in which the strengths and weaknesses of the material are analyzed. It should include a statement of what the author has tried to do, evaluate how well (in the opinion of the reviewer) the author has succeeded, and present evidence to support this evaluation. < Write a novel analysis of a novel listed on the booklist (found below the assignment guidelines). Your aim is to convince readers that you have a reasonable analysis based on a thoughtful and imaginative reading. Do not just summarize the novel. Make sure you tell the reader in your first paragraph the title of the novel you’re analyzing and the name(s) of the author(s). Use quotation marks to enclose whatever you quote. Use the MLA style of documentation. Do not make a separate Works Cited page for this assignment; instead, just add your Works Cited at the end of your paper. (1000-1250 words: about 4-5 pages, typed, double-spaced) If you need information on in-text citations (making reference to the works of others) and Works Cited entries (basic forms for sources in print), you can find it at https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/02/ < Writing Your Novel Analysis < Step one: Read the novel/work for its literal meaning. Make sure you understand the plot of the novel and who the characters are. < Step two: Annotate the novel–underline descriptions that seem significant to you. Write down your reactions, questions, and comments. < Step three: Draw a picture of the story or draw a character map that notes how you feel about each main character at the beginning of the novel/work and how you feel about the main characters at the end of the work. < Step four: Review your notes about what you read. < Step five: Decide what question you want to answer about the novel you are analyzing. Your thesis is the answer to your question. Try to develop an interesting thesis and interpretation. Choose the quotes and evidence in the story that support your thesis. < Suggested Structure of Your Novel Analysis Essay < I. Introduction < A. Summarize what the novel is about in one sentence. Don’t forget to mention the title of the novel you are analyzing and who the author is. < B. State the main point or thesis of your paper. Your thesis should answer a question about how an important element in the piece of literature works. For instance, you might answer the question: What do you think was the main point the author was trying to make about his/her subject (theme) or what was the author trying to show through one of the characters? < II. Body < A. Explain your first point connected to your thesis and support it with quotations from the book. < B. Explain your second point connected to your thesis and support it with quotations from the book. < C. Explain your most important idea connected to your thesis. Discuss your interpretation and support it with quotations from the book. < (Note: Be careful that you don’t just re-tell the story without giving your interpretations. A better analysis would focus on your interpretation, not on synopsizing the story.) < III. Conclusion: You can summarize your main points, and connect them to your thesis. You can connect your interpretation to a larger theme in the novel or you can explain what you learned about human nature or the complexity of human experience through the novel. < Novel Analysis Grading Criteria: < a) Good beginning. You mention the author(s) and the title(s) and state your thesis clearly. The thesis is based on a thoughtful, careful reading of the novel. The thesis answers the question asked about the topic. (10 points) < < b) Effective conclusion (5 points). You either restate the thesis or end with a provocative question suggested by your analysis. < < c) The analysis is developed and supported well. You explain your ideas clearly and discuss them thoroughly. The interpretation is interesting. (25 points) < < d) You use at least 3 quotations effectively as evidence to support your thesis. MLA style of documentation is used properly. (15 points) < < e) Effective organization. Each paragraph has 1 main idea. The paragraphs support and develop the thesis and are presented in a logical order. (10 points) < < f) Correct grammar, punctuation, spelling. Good writing style. (25 points) < < TOTAL (possible 100 points) < < < An “A” paper interprets and analyzes the story in an extremely thoughtful and insightful way, uses quotations effectively to support your interpretation, and has not more than two minor grammatical errors. < A “B” paper interprets and analyzes the story competently, uses quotations to support interpretation, and has a few minor grammatical errors. < A “C” paper summarizes the story well, but doesn’t really analyze or interpret it, has some major grammatical errors such as fragments, run-ons, apostrophe confusion, pronoun problems, spelling problems (especially with its-it’s, there-their-they’re, and too-to), and subject-verb agreement problems. < A “D” paper doesn’t even summarize the story accurately, does not support any interpretations, and/or has many major grammatical errors and sentences that don’t make sense. < An “E” paper does not fulfill the assignment because it is plagiarized or fails to fulfill the assignment in other ways. < < Assigned Novel-Speak by Laurie Anderson I uploaded a copy of the book in pdf format for you. < < Please make sure the essay is in MLA format and includes a work cited page for sources used < < I was thinking about narrowing down the topic of the essay to explain how the theme of trauma is illustrated. Here is the working thesis I was basing it on- “Speak” By Laurie Anderson illustrates the theme of trauma through the main character, Melinda and how she struggles to cope with the fact that she was sexually assaulted. < < Structure of essay- < I. Introduction < A. Summarize what the novel is about in one sentence. Don’t forget to mention the title of the novel you are analyzing and who the author is. < B. State the main point or thesis of your paper. Your thesis should answer a question about how an important element in the piece of literature works. For instance, you might answer the question: What do you think was the main point the author was trying to make about his/her subject (theme) or what was the author trying to show through one of the characters? < II. Body < A. Explain your first point connected to your thesis and support it with quotations from the book. < B. Explain your second point connected to your thesis and support it with quotations from the book. < C. Explain your most important idea connected to your thesis. Discuss your interpretation and support it with quotations from the book. < (Note: Be careful that you don’t just re-tell the story without giving your interpretations. A better analysis would focus on your interpretation, not on synopsizing the story.) < III. Conclusion: You can summarize your main points, and connect them to your thesis. You can connect your interpretation to a larger theme in the novel or you can explain what you learned about human nature or the complexity of human experience through the novel. < < Assigned Novel-Speak by Laurie Anderson I uploaded a copy of the book in pdf format for you. < < Please make sure the essay is in MLA format and includes a work cited page for sources used < < I was thinking about narrowing down the topic of the essay to explain how the theme of trauma is illustrated. Here is the working thesis I was basing it on- “Speak” By Laurie Anderson illustrates the theme of trauma through the main character, Melinda and how she struggles to cope with the fact that she was sexually assaulted. < < Structure of essay- < I. Introduction < A. Summarize what the novel is about in one sentence. Don’t forget to mention the title of the novel you are analyzing and who the author is. < B. State the main point or thesis of your paper. Your thesis should answer a question about how an important element in the piece of literature works. For instance, you might answer the question: What do you think was the main point the author was trying to make about his/her subject (theme) or what was the author trying to show through one of the characters? < II. Body < A. Explain your first point connected to your thesis and support it with quotations from the book. < B. Explain your second point connected to your thesis and support it with quotations from the book. < C. Explain your most important idea connected to your thesis. Discuss your interpretation and support it with quotations from the book. < (Note: Be careful that you don’t just re-tell the story without giving your interpretations. A better analysis would focus on your interpretation, not on synopsizing the story.) < III. Conclusion: You can summarize your main points, and connect them to your thesis. You can connect your interpretation to a larger theme in the novel or you can explain what you learned about human nature or the complexity of human experience through the novel. < < <

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