Develop a thesis for literary analysis


ONE WORK: Writing your thesis

In (Name of Work), (Full Name of Author) (uses, employs, relies, utilizes), (device/strategy/technique), and (device/strategy/technique) to (show, reveal, emphasize, argue, reinforce, insist, point out) that (effect/purpose/theme).

Possible Thesis Statements:

  • In Swamplandia, by Karen Russel, the author uses a first person POV, an admiring tone, and kinesthetic word choice to depict the theme that people have different sides to them that various people see.

  • Through the use of vivid imagery and an admirable tone, Karen Russell shows how a child can recognize the different roles that their parents can play