The literary essay represents one of the most interesting and one of the most difficult writing assignments. In this type of essay you are asked to research certain pieces of literature, and evaluate some specifics of the book that you have read.

In the literary essay you should emphasize such elements as subtext, structure and style. You should examine some written work or composition and try to find out why it was organized in such a way.

 

You should have your particular point of view of the work (which certainly requires some preliminary readings) and demonstrate how several elements of the written work support your point of view. Concentrate on your opinion and do not restate some obvious or well-known facts writing an essay. Try to avoid empty statements or sentences full of platitudes and generalities.

 

A literary essay may be your evaluation of the work or combination of different opinions of several critics. In the later case, you should use other sources very cautiously to avoid plagiarism or allow the opinions of other individuals substitute your own evaluation of the work. Remember, you should complete reading of the original work, before you start using the critical articles about it in essay writing.

 

The literary essay should have introduction, body and conclusion as described in the first part.

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