This concept is formed by two terms that in themselves contain an individual
and authentic sense.
Analysis is the examination of a reality
susceptible of intellectual study that, through the distinction and separation
of its parts, allows knowing its constituent elements and principles.
literary is that belonging to or related to literature. This
term, which comes from the Latin litterae, is linked to the body of
knowledge to write and read well. Literature is an art that has the language as
a means of expression.
The literary analysis, therefore, consists of an assessment comminuting
and recognize the different aspects that make up a play. This work is done by
examining the plot, theme, exposition, style, and other issues pertaining to a
Thanks to literary analysis, it is possible to know what resources the author
of a particular work used, with what intention he used them and what things he
considered when developing a certain structure or perching on a particular genre. As
we approach the analysis of the work we can understand more fully everything
that is linked to it and take it to a higher level of understanding.
How to do a literary analysis?
Analyzing a literary work, then, is an activity that requires certain
essential steps that, beyond the differences of the case, are repeated
over and over again at the time of the analysis.
Although there are people who are especially dedicated to the development and
research of the works, for which they have been preparing for several
years; any good reader could be a potential analyst if he so desired; Although
you should keep in mind that it is an arduous task and that it will require a
lot of time and attention on your part.
The first step of any literary analysis is the reading of the work and
the recognition of its historical and social context. From
then on, it is necessary to determine the theme, structure and form of
the text and characterize the characters and the
Depending on the type of text before which we find ourselves, our analysis
will take one direction or another. According to the demands of the job, in
turn, we will get a more complex or superficial work, it always depends on what
are the reasons that lead us to do it.
We will have to determine, first of all, the genre and subgenre to
which the work belongs. For example: story, police. It is usually very useful to
establish comparisons between the work in question and another belonging to the
same genre, because there are common elements that can help us in the
interpretation of the work of our interest.
If it is a prose work we will have to address aspects such
as style, considering that this is the way in which the writer has wanted to
express himself on that occasion. And analyzing the language of that
author. Another thing that we must take into account is the narrative rhythm:
the speed at which the events unfold and consider whether the author has met our
expectations regarding this topic. We must also analyze the narrator's
point of view: who tells the story and how, taking into account above
all the degree of credibility that he has achieved in our opinion.
At the end of our exhaustive analysis we will have to capture the conclusions
of our work. The most important thing at the moment is to capture all the
characteristics of the work from different points of view. It is also possible
to include a critical analysis, opinions based on the detailed characteristics
and, if we want to be more correct references, to make evident the veracity of