Here is a sample of the process of engaging with a literary text, analyzing that text, and writing about that text.
Every branch of writing has its own set of stylistic preferences and rules. Literary analysis is no different. Here is a brief guide to the conventions of literary analysis composition.
This page provides a run-down of how we might apply several terms to an analysis of a sample text, “The Tell-Tale Heart.”
There is sometimes confusion about what kinds of ideas and content to include when we write about literature. The short answer is that our focus should be on analysis.