Responding to Critical Analysis
An analysis, whether literary or rhetorical, contains specific elements. Author Jennifer L. Holder-Kirwan writes the article “Looking into the Self That is No Self: An Examination of Subjectivity in Beloved” in an ordered format. Re-read two or three of her paragraphs (Start at ‘Unraveling Beloved’s Identity’ [page 2]) and explain how she structures her body paragraphs. Think about the structure as it applies to the different terms you know: topic sentence (assertion), concrete detail (evidence), commentary (analysis), and conclusion.
Write a brief response to her body paragraph organization. Make sure you include everything you know to include when responding to a text.