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1 Literary Analysis Analysis is the practice of looking closely at small parts to see how they affect the whole. Literary analysis focuses on how plot/structure, character, setting, and many other techniques are used by the author to create meaning. Always be sure to discuss the significance of your observations to the main idea about life (the theme). Literary analysis is

2 For example... If my response had to do with making choices in The Giver the following quote could be used: “We really have to protect people from wrong choices” (Lowry 99).

3 Do Integrate evidence (the quote you have selected) into your own sentence. The evidence must be incorporated! There are three ways to do this: 1) He says/she says 2) The colon method 3) Using a little piece of the quote

4 Do Not……. Do not simply use a quote as one sentence in your response. A quote cannot stand alone. Sdfksjdlfkjsldkfjlsdkfjlsfjsldfjlsfjdl. “We really have to protect people from wrong choices” (Lowry 99). Sflskdjlskdfls kdfjlskdfjlskfjs ldfkjsldfksldf. Do not begin or end your paragraph with a quote. Following a quote, there must ALWAYS be an explanation/analysis. Sdfjlsdkfjlsdfkjsldfkjsldfjsldfkjslfkjslfjsldfjsldfkjsldkfjsldkfj Sdkfjhsdkfjhsdkfhskdfjhskdfhskdfjhskdfjhskdjfhskdfjhsk] Skdfjhskdfjhskdfhskfhskskdjfhksdjf. “We really have to protect people from wrong choices” (Lowry 99).

5 When you integrate a quote use this acronym: ICE I = Introduce the quote. Do not just write the quote without explaining to the reader why it is being included. Provide a brief context and how it relates to the thesis/topic. C = After the quote include the CITATION. Indicate the author/page # of the quote. E = EXPLAIN the quote. This is the analysis part. This section is YOUR VOICE and THOUGHTS!!! Write about why you selected this evidence.

6 Integrating Quote Support Because you are explaining certain aspects of the text, it is essential to identify EVIDENCE that caused you to think a certain way. Evidence, in literary analysis can come from QUOTE SUPPORT. This means you must find certain sections of the text and include them in your response to support your ideas.

7 He says/She says. When realizing the concept of choice, after speaking to the Giver about his ability to see beyond, and see color, he also considers the danger of choice when he says, “Or what if …they were allowed to choose their own jobs?” (Lowry 98). After this scene, Jonas laughs at the “absurdity” of the thought, which shows that he has not fully decided whether making choices is worth the risk of making wrong choices.

8 The Colon Method When Jonas realizes his ability to see beyond, he thinks about how nice it would be to make choices regarding the color of things: “I want to wake up in the morning and decide things! A blue tunic, or a red one?” (Lowry 97). In this example Jonas begins to consider the possibility of choice and how life might become more interesting in Sameness.

9 Just a little piece… After the Giver and Jonas speak about the possiblity of making wrong choices, Jonas concludes that it is “much safer” (Lowry 99) for the people of Sameness to not have the ability to choose for themselves. Jonas realizes, as Receiver, it is his job to “protect people from the wrong choices” (Lowry 99). As Jonas learns more about the reality of Sameness, however, his perceptions begin to change.

10 Finally……TRANSITIONS You must fully transition between your ideas. There is nothing more confusing to a reader than seeing a bunch of random quotes placed into a response with explanation as to why. CONNECT your ideas so that the readers understands your


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