Literary Essay

Literary Essay Information

General Essay Information

Form of the Critical Essay

Writing an Introduction

Writing Literary Analysis Introduction

Writing Literary Analysis Introduction – Sample

Writing an Introduction and Conclusion

Thesis Statement

The Thesis Statement

Writing the Body Paragraphs

Body Paragraphs      Sample Body Paragraphs

Writing the Conclusion

Sample Literary Analysis Conclusions

Integrating Quotations

Using Quotations

Editing/revising/peer editing/ proofreading

Graphic Organizers

Compare and Contrast Graphic Organizer        Literary Analysis Graphic Organizer


Frankenstein – Sample Literary Analysis    The Scarlet Letter – Literary Analysis

Same stuff in a different order: 1. The Thesis Statement 1. Writing Literary Analysis Introduction – Sample 2. Sample Body Paragraphs 2. using quotations 2.Body Paragraphs 3. Sample Literary Analysis Conclusions 3. Writing an Introduction and Conclusion 4. Frankenstein – Sample Literary Analysis 4.The Scarlet Letter – Literary Analysis Compare and Contrast Graphic Organizer Literary Analysis Graphic Organizer


3 thoughts on “Literary Essay

  1. Laurie McFadden says:

    I’ve been a follower of your blog having discovered it last spring. I teach English at a northern First Nations school and am teaching ELA A30 and B30 for the first time. In A30, we’re studying the text, The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill. Have you taught this book before and can offer me some assistance.

    Laurie McFadden

    • proch20j says:


      Sorry for my late reply. I have not taught this book before. If I come across anyone who has, I will share what I can find. I have read the book and want to do something in the future, but did not have a A30 this year, so I did not focus on this course.

  2. Laurie McFadden says:

    Thanks for your reply. My class is really enjoying The Book of Negroes. I read the book over the Christmas break and just loved it. I found a very helpful teacher’s guide online for me. I especially like the book since Hill has brought in such a rich historical back drop that he clearly spend a great deal of time researching. His writing style is a pleasure to read with his intermingling of figurative language. CBC has a mini series on now but I’ve become greatly disappointed in it as it has changed so many aspects of the book. The first child she had was a son and in the movie it was a girl who she named May. In the book Fanta throw Sanu’s baby girl which she named Aminata overboard on the slave ship and last night’s CBC episode had the baby girl all ground up and providing her name on the ledger for the Book of Negroes. I wonder what their thinking was for making these changes.

    Anyway, I like your blog for your courses. I’d like to have a blog for my classes too. Can you offer me any suggestions on how to get one up and running? Is there a monthly fee for having one? What blog services do you use?

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