Notes Literary Essay

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Literary vs. Rhetorical Analysis LITERARY ANALYSIS

Analysis of textual evidence (e.g., quotations from written text, identification of a scene or element of visual text, rhetorical devices) and/or contextual evidence(e.g., author's purpose, social/historical/cultural context, audience(s), genre and medium) in order to better understand, interpret, and/or evaluate the meaning of the text.

1. Analyze how exposition, conflict, rising and falling action, climax, resolution, flashbacks, foreshadowing, and subplots function within and advance the plot.

2. Analyze how plot developments produce internal conflicts and psychological dilemmas for characters and explain how plot developments reflect social, cultural, and historical conflicts. 3. Analyze the different roles and functions that characters play in a narrative (e.g., antagonist, protagonist, foil, tragic hero). 4. Analyze how relationships among character actions, dialogue, physical attributes, thoughts, feelings, and other characters portray nuances of complex multilayered characters (e.g., beliefs, values, social class, and gender roles) and advance the plot. 5. Analyze how connections among motifs, setting, character traits, character development, and plot suggest multiple levels of themes and critiques themes across texts and within various social, cultural, and historical contexts. 6. Analyze use of third-person-omniscient and third-person-limited narrative points of view in order to deepen comprehension of the text. 7. Analyze how multiple characters acting as narrators, each with a limited and possibly unreliable narrative perspective, influence the events, characters, and themes in the text. 8. Analyze elements, forms (e.g., lyric, blank verse, epic, sonnet, dramatic poetry), and sound to derive meaning from poetry and analyze figurative language, imagery, symbols, and allusions to deepen comprehension. RHETORICAL ANALYSIS Analysis of contextual evidence (e.g., author's purpose,