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LITERARY ANALYSIS FORMAT

TITLE:
AUTHOR:
THE STORY:
A. Characters:
Character 1 short description; type of character according to development
Character 2 short description; type of character according to development
B. Setting:
A 3-sentence paragraph presenting the geographical location, time period, historical and cultural context, season and
mood where/when the story happened.
C. Theme:
One-sentence presentation of the main idea of the story.
D. Point of View:
One-sentence presentation on how the story was narrated/told.
E. Synopsis:
A 5 to 7-sentence summary of the storyfollowing the main parts of the plot: exposition, conflict, climax,
denouement and resolution
THE ANALYSIS
The Theory:
A 5 to 7-sentence descriptive paragraph about the theory, its important points and focus as a literary theory.
Theory Application:
Statement 1:
Quotation 1 (excerpt from the selection where the important point and focus of theory can be validated; to copied
verbatim/ directly quoted / italicized )
Discussion:
A 3 to 5-sentence paragraph explaining how the quoted excerpt supports the main point of the theory.
Statement 2
Quotation 2 (excerpt from the selection where the important point and focus of theory can be validated; to copied
verbatim/ directly quoted / italicized )
Discussion:
A 3 to 5-sentence paragraph explaining how the quoted excerpt supports the main point of the theory.
Statement 3:
Quotation 3 (excerpt from the selection where the important point and focus of theory can be validated; to copied
verbatim/ directly quoted / italicized )
Discussion:
A 3 to 5-sentence paragraph explaining how the quoted excerpt supports the main point of the theory.
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Mechanics:

Submission date:

8.5 x 11 bond paper


Double spaced
Margin: L-1.5 R-1 T-1 B-1
Font:
Calibri
Font Size: 11

January 18, 2016

*I have also sent you pdf of literary theory for your guide.

You are free to choose your own short story from the list of titles I have prepared provided that there will
be NO DUPLICATION regarding the theory to be used in the analysis.
e.g. Student A chose The Necklace but used Marxist Theory
Student B also chose The Necklace but used Feminist Theory
Submission of short story title and literary theory to be used should be submitted Jan.4, 2016.
First come, first serve basis will be implemented.

List of Short Stories: (copies are available online)


The Rocking Horse Winner DH Lawrence
The Very Old Man with Enormous Wings Gabriel Marquez
I Stand Here Ironing Tillie Olsen
A Rose for Emily William Faulkner
The Rocking Horse Winner DH Lawrence
The Necklace- Guy de Maupassant
The Cask of Amontillado Edgar Allan Poe
In A Grove A. Ryunosuke
The Bet by - Anton Chekhov
Desire Paz Latorena
The Chieftest Mourner Aida Rivera Ford
The Virgin Kerima Polotan Tuvera
Lover Boy Lilia Pablo Amansec
The God Stealer F. Sionil Jose
The Bread of Salt NVM Gonzales
Puppy Love F. Sionil Jose
Footnote to Youth Jose Garcia Villa
Dead Stars Paz Marquez Benitez
How My Brother Leon Brought Home A Wife Manuel E. Arguilla
The Visitation Of The Gods - Gilda Cordero-Fernando
The Mats Francisco Arcellana
The Wedding Dance Amador Daguio