Writing Papers of Literary Analysis

Some advice for student writers

by Seamus Cooney
[Organization ] = [Content: what to say ] = [Style ] = [Mechanics ] = [Documentation and quoting ] = [Pet Peeves ] = [Correction symbols and abbreviations]

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Common usage errors |%| Properly intergrating quotations into your text |%| Some notes on syntax


Key Points:

  • If you are writing about poems, remember that in poetry, while the line is the most essential unit of sound, the unit of meaning is the sentence, just as in prose.

  • If you are writing about fiction, remember that summary alone is worthless.

  • Organization


    [Organization ] = [Content: what to say ] = [Style ] = [Mechanics ] = [Documentation and quoting ] = [Pet Peeves ] = [Correction symbols and abbreviations]


    Content: what to say


    [Organization ] = [Content: what to say ] = [Style ] = [Mechanics ] = [Documentation and quoting ] = [Pet Peeves ] = [Correction symbols and abbreviations]


    Style


    [Organization ] = [Content: what to say ] = [Style ] = [Mechanics ] = [Documentation and quoting ] = [Pet Peeves ] = [Correction symbols and abbreviations]


    Mechanics


    [Organization ] = [Content: what to say ] = [Style ] = [Mechanics ] = [Documentation and quoting ] = [Pet Peeves ] = [Correction symbols and abbreviations]


    Documentation and quoting


    [Organization ] = [Content: what to say ] = [Style ] = [Mechanics ] = [Documentation and quoting ] = [Pet Peeves ] = [Correction symbols and abbreviations]


    Pet peeves


  • Pages of Grammar and Style Notes by Jack Lynch of the University of Pennsylvania.

  • Instructor's markings

  • Go to main index of poems and other materials

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