Literary Analysis & Essay Writing Guide

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iterary Analysis & Essay Writing Guide is an essential reference tool for anyone studying literature or writing an essay in high school or college. Whether preparing for your Advanced Placement (AP) English Literature and Composition exam or writing a paper for a graduate-level literature course, Literary Analysis & Essay Writing Guide will help you on your way. 

By arranging the elements of composition and literature graphically around several wheels, teachers and students are better able to visualize how the elements of literature develop style, coherence, and meaning. Flip to the corresponding page of any element to find a detailed definition of the term, several examples, factors to consider, and additional questions to ask about how that device functions in the literature or composition at hand. The guide also contains sections for figures of speech and mechanics where the proper conventions of English are fully explained and illustrated. 

Literary Analysis & Essay Writing Guide was written by a college English professor with extensive secondary experience and is appropriate for all levels from secondary through graduate-level university academics.

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Literary Analysis & Essay Writing Guide
by Colin Shanafelt
Copyright © 2011
Paperback: 124 pages
Publisher: Gatsby's Light Publications, LLC (January 4, 2012)
ISBN-13: 978-0982989531
Product Dimensions: 0.3 x 6.6 x 9.4 inches

Literary Analysis & Essay Writing Guide Reviews

Perfect for Trying to Decode Literature and Improve Your Writing
★★★★★
By Tymala on April 29, 2012

I am doing my own self-study course at home trying to grasp literature, vocabulary, and improve my writing skills. My study of foreign languages and domestic home life with a foreigner has both helped and hindered my own language. I have been living abroad for 8 years and even though I teach ESL, my academic English skills have been dwindling as well as my writing skills. I usually teach tenses to intermediate vocabulary, I do not teach words such as jingoist, ebullient, intrepid, ect...and by all means do not analyze literature as of yet. I find myself sometime making grammar mistakes that my foreign friends do and have kind of fallen behind in advanced English and writing skills for someone who may want to become a writer someday. I am currently buying books such as SAT and GRE practice guides to get myself back on track. I stumbled upon this because it highlighted both my issues that I want to work on- literary analysis and essay writing.

What I like about this writing guide is the fact that he has so much visualization- which is how I learn. I need wheels, I need pictures, I need charts, in other words I desperately need to see diagrams and have things organized in lists to really retain information, and this guide does exactly what I need. I'm currently reading "The Educated Mind" by Susan Wise Bauer and am trying to read some of her books that she suggests that are essential for a literature collection. I have a love/hate relationship with literature, and get bored with many works, but adore the writers who get my attention. I hate symbolism! This book in addition to Susan's has helped me understand literature better, but I have my charts and visualization with this guide.

An essay writing guide for beginning to intermediate college students.
★★★★
By John on December 15, 2013

This book is a guide to help students write more thoroughly engaging and accurate essays. I recommend it because it is easy to read and provides quick tips to the beginning college essay writer.

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