Could an English lit expert please clarify this for me!!!???

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Could someone be so kind to finally tell me what the difference is between 'deep analysis' and 'evaluation' of an English Literature text?
I still can't get my head around what truly the difference is!! I think it is also the difference between an A and A* too...
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I think the difference is very small.

For example, I teach 'evaluation' as an ability to form a judgement or have an opinion. Being able to rank the significance of particular points and being able to say why one interpretation is more valid than another is an important part of evaluation. Evaluation is important in AQA Language paper one question four which is focussed on constructing an argument based on an investigation of points for and against a statement. It is important to note that evaluation requires analysis of evidence for the judgement to be rational.

A singular analytical paragraph does involve some evaluation in terms of constructing points, determining meaning in a text, and considering what the writer's message may be. However, this evaluation is less explicit than if responding to a question that specifically asks the extent to which you agree or disagree with a given statement.
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Basically what was said above. Evaluation is more generalised than deep analysis.

If you're evaluating, say, post-colonialism in literature, you can evaluate - or "sum-up" - the common themes, how races are presented, the power-dynamics between characters and stuff like that. If you want to do a deep analysis, you would look into the gender of the author, whether they would be a character with more power than another if they were in the novel, whether they were born and grew up in a post-colonial society, if they or their family benefited from post-colonialism, the attitudes of readers at the time of publication in comparison to a contemporary reader's attitude (if it's an older work, like the Bronte sisters), things outside of the text that influence the text directly or indirectly.
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