Literary Analysis in an Outline Form

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I.         Introduction:
           A. Hook (choose 1 of the following)—
                        1. Quotation (related to topic of paper)
                        2. Anecdote (from story or related experience)
           B. General Discussion—bring your reader from your hook to your thesis statement by discussing
                   the background information from your book.
           C. Thesis Statement—always the END of the introduction
                        1. What is to be proved?
                        2. How are you going to prove it?


II.        Body Paragraph (Repeat as necessary):
           A. Topic Sentence—tell me what this paragraph is about. Your topic sentence should not be an
                   example or a quote.
           B. Example 1: Point being proved
                        1. Introduction of/Context of Quote
3 sentence quote        2. Integrated quotation—quote from the text. You must cite your quote!
package
                        3. Connection—how does your quote prove your thesis statement/topic sentence?
           C. Example 2: Point being proved
                        1. Introduction of/Context of Quote
3 sentence quote
package                 2. Integrated quotation—quote from the text. You must cite your quote!
                        3. Connection—how does your quote prove your thesis statement/topic sentence?
           D. Example 3: Point being proved
                        1. Introduction of/Context of Quote
3 sentence quote        2. Integrated quotation—quote from the text. You must cite your quote!
package
                        3. Connection—how does your quote prove your thesis statement/topic sentence?
           E. General Discussion/Conclusion and Transition—Tie your paragraph up, and then transition to
                   the next paragraph.


III.       Conclusion:
           A. Restate Thesis Statement—remind your reader what you were proving.
           B. Tie back to the introduction. If you begin with a quote or anecdote, refer back to it.
           C. Closing sentences. This is the LAST thing your reader is going to remember about your paper.
                   If there is any sentence you want to be awesome, it is THIS sentence. Drive your point home!