Presentation on theme: "Literary Analysis Essays"— Presentation transcript:
1 Literary Analysis Essays Odysseus is an EPIC hero!He’s holding on tillthe end of the night.He’s gotta be strong,He’s gotta be fast,He’s gotta be larger than life!
2 Your Splendid Introduction 3 Key PartsAn OPENING to capture the reader’s attentionYour (the point you will prove in your essay)Outline the main points of your essay (what you will talk about in your body paragraphs)Thesis
3 Title and AuthorYou must include the title and author in your introductionHomerThe Odyssey
4 The Odyssey by Homer **Sample Introduction Epic heroes must represent the values and beliefs of a culture. In The Odyssey by Homer Odysseus proves himself worthy of the title epic hero. He does this by being both brave and clever.
5 Introduction Quote, Statement or Question ______________________________Thesis- In “The Odyssey” by Homer Odysseus proves himself to be an epic hero by being both ______ & ______.Outline key points.Odysseus had to be ____ when. He had to show ____ because ________.
6 Body Paragraphs commentary (your opinion) Topic Sentences- the first sentence in your body paragraph. It MUST havecommentary (your opinion)Topic Sentences tell your reader what your paragraph will be aboutIf my essay was about how Harry Potter is a fabulous hero becausehe is good at quidditch and defeats “he who must not be named” whatare some sample topic sentences for my paragraph on quidditch?
7 Topic Sentences- the good, the bad and the ugly Good Example- Harry Potter is by far the best quidditch player at HogwartsBad example- Harry Potter plays quidditch.Ugly example- I love Harry Potter! (this has nothing to do with your thesis)
8 The OdysseyTopic Sentences- If my essay is about Odysseus being brave and clever. One body paragraph is on him being brave.Now in your row come upwith a sample topic sentencefor a body paragraph onOdysseusRemember topic Sentences- are the firstsentences of your body paragraph.They include a subject and an opinion.They do NOT include specific facts!Odysseus shows he is an epic hero by being brave in many dangeroussituations throughout The Odyssey.
9 Concrete Details Concrete Details= your EVIDENCE. CDs (concrete details)are quotes or factsfrom the story that you will use toprove your topic sentence.Concrete detail sentences present examples that supportwhat you said in your topic sentence
10 Concrete DetailsThis is an example of why HP isan excellent quidditch player.Harry Potter often captures the golden snitch winning the game for Gryffindor.* One example of Odysseus’s bravery is when he goes to find his men who have been turned into pigs by Circe
11 Transitions Transitions are words that go in Of your concrete details One example, First, Another example, For instance, In addition,FRONT
12 Commentary- your opinion and analysis Commentary is your opinion and analysis of your concrete detail.The job of commentary is to PROVE how yourConcrete detail proves your topic sentenceWhen you write commentary, you areCommenting on how the concrete detailproves the truth of your topic sentenceCommentary is the WHY or the FEELINGSWhy did Odysseus do something? Or how do you imagine he felt?
13 Commentary HelpCommentaries are to add analysis and insight to your CDs.Insight and analysis = something I don’t already knowEvil/Bad Commentary- Odysseus was brave when he traveled to Hellto meet Tiesias.This states the obvious! Of course you have to be brave if you are goingInto Hell. Tell me something I don’t know!Fabulous Commentary- Odysseus felt it was hopeless, he was still willing totravel to Hell because of hislove of Penelope was worth the danger
14 The job of commentary is to show how your CD proves your topic sentence One example of Odysseus being brave is when he goes to rescue his men, who have been turned into pigs, from the Goddess CirceThis shows that Odysseus could have just left thembehind, but he would have felt guilty and plus Odysseus likes to play the hero. Odysseus was probably afraid, but he knewit was his fault his men where turned into pigs so it was his jobto save them.
15 Magical List of Commentary Starters Commentary starters go in front ofyour commentary. Remember the whole pointof commentary is to ANALYZE your CDs. Tell me why/how your CDs prove your topic sentence!Obviously, This means, This example shows,It is clear that, It seems like, Most would agreethat, It is as if, This example reveals, This illustrates that, This proves that,
16 Organizing your Essay Introduction Body Paragraph Conclusion Hook, Thesis, Outline your main pointsIntroductionBody ParagraphConclusionTS (topic sentence)CD (concrete detail – don’t forget your transition*)CM-commentary (analyze not summarize)CDCMCS- concluding sentenceRestate your thesis, summarize your main ideas,closing statement/idea
17 Time to write your fabulous essay! The End!Time to write your fabulous essay!You are a hero! You are brilliant!You can and willWrite a fabulous essay!