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All claim statements must answer What (What are you trying to show in your analysis? Often a THEME STATEMENT) and How (How are you going to prove it? Often a literary device).
Characterization Imagery Conflict Symbolism Setting Point of view
In TITLE OF THE WORK, NAME OF AUTHOR demonstrates THEME STATEMENT through his/her use of OR development of OR depiction of LITERARY DEVICE.
In The Kite Runner by Khalead Hosseini, Amir is a young man who figures out his true identity after he destroys and rebuilds his family. SUMMARY
The characters in William Shakespeare’s play, Romeo and Juliet, would have been better off if they had only communicated with one another. Not Provable
In Albert Camus’ short story, The Guest, choices are made and responsibility is avoided with tragic results. No HOW
Through the character of Amir in The Kite Runner, Hosseini shows how a man can sacrifice everything for the thing he values most. Device: Characterization (Amir)
Through the development of a lonesome urban atmosphere in the novel, The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger creates a story that reveals a young man’s mental and physical isolation. Device: Setting & Imagery
In Frankenstein, Mary Shelly illustrates how man’s attempt to control nature results in madness and destruction through Dr. Frankenstein’s creation of the monster. Device: Conflict (Man vs. Nature)
In Zora Neale Hurston’s novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God, and Lucille Clifton’s poem, “Hips,” they show how 1 people can overcome their oppression and 2 assert their true selves through the women’s physical totems. Theme st= COMPLETE & COMPLEX Device st= SPECIFIC AND APPLICABLE
In Gabriel Garcia-Marquez’s short story, “The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World,” and Arthur Miller’s play, Death of a Salesman, 1 the life changing effect that one individual can have on another is shown through the villagers and the Loman family. Theme st= COMPLETE & not COMPLEX Device st= SPECIFIC AND APPLICABLE
In Irwin Shaw’s short story, “the 80 yard run” and Arthur Miller’s play, Death of a Salesman, the conflicted characters of Christian Darling and Willy Loman demonstrate the lost opportunities and disappointments caused by a life built on the past. Theme st= COMPLETE & maybe COMPLEX? Device st= SPECIFIC AND APPLICABLE