are a "stretch" or are fascinating but have no clear connection to the text. The thesis on harlem renaissance next step, of course, would be to get the book from the library so that you can examine. Such a design appalls, or horrifies. Rather than "disruption we want to see what kind of disruption, or whether indeed Frost uses disruptions in form and language to communicate something opposite: design. A paragraph about the octave. If design govern in a thing so small.
If nothing else, research makes the writing process easier by preventing you from being vague or making stuff up, as you have real evidence to back up your claims. If youre even sort of unsure of the meaning of the word, especially when reading a poem, underline it or mark it some way and then look it up and write the definition somewhere on the same page as the poem so that you can. Generate questions and topics for further inquiry.
Literary analysis is another process of reading (and writing!) that allows you to make a claim about the text. Dont worry, Ill still show you how to" and cite a print book using MLA format in the next post. When you examine the subject of a text, you want to develop some preliminary ideas about the text and make sure you understand its major concerns before you dig deeper. Knowing how to organize these papers can be tricky, in part because there is no single right answeronly more and less effective answers. It's easy to think of novels and stories as having plots, but sometimes it helps to think of poetry as having a kind of plot as well. We don't know yet, but it's curious. Cain's wonderful book, A Short Guide to Writing about Literature.
Your thesis will evolve during the course of writing drafts, but everything. Before I can explain what close reading is, we need to choose a tex. The best way to create this working thesis, as we ll call it, is to look.