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FLAS 324: Introduction to Hispanic Literature II

This guide will help you research and analyze a piece of literature

Literature Guide

As you begin your investigation of a foundational work, consider the following components: 

Text Evidence Thesis
What struck you? Pull from the elements of the work: Is your thesis arguable? 
What confused you? plot, character, conflict, setting, narrator, themes Is there significant evidence from the text to support your thesis?
Did you notice any patterns? Pull from the elements of style: Is your thesis specific?
Did you notice irony or other literary devices structure, point of view, diction, syntax, tone, imagery, figurative language Does your thesis contain a unique perspective?

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