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I have an assignment to write an essay considering three stories. I dont know how to start because I'm supposed to analyze and reveal the loopholes, ambiguities, and inadequacies of the stories. Please can you help me—I really dont know how to do it.


1. It appears that your teacher/professor has assigned you the task of writing a literary analysis. If that's the case, your job is to take the three stories you were required to read, break down the parts of each, and tie them together in one cohesive essay.

Here's a list of steps to take to keep you on the right track:

1. Read the stories. All three. You cannot write a literary analysis if you haven't read the stories and have a good understanding of each one. Even if you don't like to read or find the stories boring, read them anyway. This is the only way your analysis will be convincing.

2. Understand these terms:


Because tieing the stories together in the context of these terms is the purpose of your assignment, be sure you know what they mean.

3. Familiarize yourself with correct essay structure. A five paragraph essay will have an introduction, three body paragraphs, and a conclusion. Let me explain:

This is the first paragraph of the essay. It includes the thesis statement and the revelation of the purpose/topic of your essay. The introduction must hook the reader—what challenging and/or interesting information will you present? The introduction also acts as a bridge into the first body paragraph.

Body paragraphs
Body paragraphs (typically three in a high school essay) are the core of the essay. This is where you'll present information to support the thesis statement found in the introduction. Each paragraph has its own focus but continues the process of purposefully supporting the thesis. The last body paragraph will lead the reader to the conclusion.

This is the last paragraph and is where you tie all the information from the introduction and body paragraphs together. Your thesis statement will be restated in the conclusion as will a brief summary of the points you made in the body paragraphs.

4. Write a thesis statement that effectively summarizes the subject of your essay. Example: 'In analyzing A Christmas Carol, Lord of the Flies and David Copperfield, it is evident that each story contains similar literary loopholes, ambiguities, and inconsistencies.' This one sentence would be the foundation for your entire essay—every point you make would have the sole purpose of supporting that one sentence. If you don't have a strong thesis statement, you have no foundation from which to build your essay. http://www.wikihow.com/Write-a-Thesis-Statement

5. For your assignment, you may want to consider formatting it in such a way that each body paragraph describes one of the three points of your assignment.

Paragraph one - literary loopholes of the three stories
Paragraph two - ambiguities of the three stories
Paragraph three - inconsistencies of the three stories
6. For your conclusion, restate your thesis statement and briefly summarize the points you made in the body paragraphs.

I hope this information helps. Here's another link you may find useful. http://www.bucks.edu/media/bcccmedialibrary/pdf/HOWTOWRITEALITERARYANALYSISESSAY_10.15.07_001.pdf"

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