Use This Critical Essay Example to Write Smarter

The Assignment: Critical essay Due Date: Tomorrow Confidence Level: Low Situation: CRITICAL You’ve sat through (and even paid attention to) your professor’s lectures about critical analysis essays. You’ve read all the assigned readings. You’ve even taken the initiative to dig up a few online resources about critical essays. The Problem: Even though you have a decent …

All You Need to Know About These 4 Scarlet Letter Characters

In this week’s edition of LEWD (Literary Entertainment Weekly Digest), we’ll get the behind-the-scenes look at the lives of the hottest The Scarlet Letter characters. Connect with the characters you love and the ones you love to hate. See what Hester, Pearl, Chillingworth, and Dimmesdale are really like behind the novel’s ink. Get the down-low …

The Great Gatsby: 8 Tips for a Literary Analysis

The words “literary analysis” drop from your instructor’s mouth, and you freeze in terror. The Great Gatsby is one of those books that resonates throughout the ages–that’s why you’re reading it and writing about it for your class–but you certainly don’t feel comfortable enough with the novel to write a literary analysis. Well, don’t sweat …

“Mother Tongue” by Amy Tan: 10 Tips for a Literary Analysis

Unlike most of the other literature you’ve read for class, “Mother Tongue” by Amy Tan is short and pretty easy to breeze through. But now you have to do a literary analysis on it–and suddenly its short length seems like more of a burden than a blessing. Fortunately, there are several different literary devices you …