You must be familiar with argumentative essays, they are pretty common and one of the absolute favourites of teachers to assign.
But today, we’re going to discuss a subtype of argumentative essays--- analytical essay.
What is an analytical essay?
Well, it’s simple.
As the name suggests, the goal of an analytical essay is to analyse something and explain it in depth to increase understanding.
You can write an analytical essay on different subjects --- analyze a book, play, event, poem, issue, or a piece of art.
However, while tackling such essays don’t simply summarize the topic; instead, you are required to critically examine the details and provide evidence to support your arguments.
When writing about a novel analyze the plot, how the author has portrayed the characters, and the influence it has on the readers.
Your thesis statement summarizes your entire essay in a single line by giving an idea to the readers what your essay will be about. Summarize your entire essay in your statement to create an impact on the readers.
Prepare an outline for your essay and how you are going to unfold the events. The order of events is always important in any academic writing. This creates a rhythm and flow of the essay that helps the readers follow your idea.
The body paragraphs discuss the main arguments in your essay. It is the part where you actually analyze and interpret different aspects of your topic.
Create a strong analysis by adding additional details in the body paragraphs. Remember that every interpretation and analysis should link to the thesis statement of your essay.