Your goal here is to use the thesis model you were given to analyze a piece of literature (any poem, short story, or our novel) for a commentary on society. You will prove in your essay that the text is communicating that commentary through literary terms that you found. Your paragraphs should use the CDW model that you were given with examples of literary terms from the text that you found as the core or “data” from the paragraphs. Your thesis statement could be outlined as follows:
I argue that ______name of text_______________ makes a commentary on society that _____________(commentary on society)_________________________________
because of its use of ___1st literary element______________, __________2nd literary element______________, and _____________________3rd literary element____________.
So, what you’re doing is, essentially, proving your specific interpretation of the text through the literary elements you found. As an example, imagine me asking you, “how did the symbols you saw in the text lead you to believe that the text was making a commentary on the poor treatment of the mentally ill in society?”
literary Analysis on “My Last Duchess” by Robert Browning