How to Make Claims in a Literary Analysis

Honoré Daumier, “A Literary Argument from the Second Gallery.” Public domain via the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

It should go without saying that the principal task in a literary analysis should be analyzing literature, i.e. explaining how specific words and phrases from the text support a specific argument about the text. You will have…

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Matthew Thiele

Matthew Thiele

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