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English

How to Write a Literary Analysis Essay

This course will teach students how to write a literary analysis essay.
Jenna Cooper, MFA
2 total reviews for this teacher
2 reviews for this class
Completed by 9 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
Class
60 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 4 weeks
12-14
year olds
3-6
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does a "Multi-Day" course work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Description

Class Experience

Students will learn what a literary analysis is, how to analyze a piece of literature through literary devices, and how to write a literary analysis essay.
Students will be given a short story to read each week and analyze for later class discussion. Short stories will be 3-5 pages long. Following Week 3, students will write a three-paragraph literary analysis essay of the take-home story of the week.
Some students may find it easier to analyze the writing on paper, so printing the story may be helpful, but not required. Students will need to be able to type and send essays to the teacher for her review.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Learner progress will be assessed through teacher feedback on essays students will write following Week 3 and during Week 4.
1 hour per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Short stories:
"Eleven" by Sandra Cisneros
"When I Lay My Burden Down" by Maya Angelou
"The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allen Poe
"The Sniper" by Liam O'Flaherty
"North" by Sleeping at Last (song)

Teacher

Jenna Cooper, MFA
2 total reviews
3 completed classes

About Me

I was that kid in class who always had her nose in a book, even when others were messing around. I would then go home and write my own stories. This passion led me to a BA in English and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. I have taught... 
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