Higher English AnalysisWatch
A critical analysis essay may include a range of topics from rhetorical analysis to prose analysis. In your question, you have stated that you are required to conduct a prose analysis. This means that you need to focus on the relevant features, such as setting, plot, characterization, narrative technique, themes, language, etc. You do not need to examine all of them but just a few that may give you a minimum of five paragraphs. That means at least three features (say, characterization, setting, and language use) with each discussed and analyzed in its own body paragraph. In conducting your analysis of, say the setting, please remember to identify where the story is set (the location/place and time/period), why this setting is important to the key ideas or major theme of the text, and whether it has been used effectively.
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