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 …