Writing a literary essay

1. Introduction: Introduce the literary work and provide a brief summary. Be sure to include the title and author of the work.

2. Thesis Statement: State your opinion about the work and develop a thesis statement that will guide the rest of your essay.

3. Analysis: Analyze the work in terms of its characters, plot, setting, and themes.

4. Argument: Use evidence from the literary work to support your argument and explain why your opinion is valid.

5. Conclusion: Summarize your argument and explain how it supports your opinion of the work.