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How to Analyze a Novel: 4 Tips for Students


Artwork: tyrorexxes

  • Joined Mar 2021
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Analyzing a novel is beneficial since it equips the student with relevant critical thinking skills. You can come up with a thesis and give supporting evidence to back it up. Your focus increases since you must be keen on details. Analyzing the novel builds empathy in students, which helps to boost their relationships in the future. Free samples are available when making novel analyses. Below are important tips to use when analyzing.

⦁ Take Your Time
You cannot analyze the novel before understanding it first. Remember, you need to understand the characters in the novel and their roles. You need to know the time the event took place and the theme of the story. Take note of the writing style and the organization. To master all these, you need a place free of any distractions. Read in bits and understand.

⦁ Be Attentive To Details
Do not be in a hurry to skim through the book and miss out on everything. After reading each section, ask you what the theme is. Look at how the author uses the symbols in the book. You need to take note of the writing style and any other important detail that is available.

⦁ Interact With the Text
You may have to read the novel several times before getting all the details. Interact well with the text by circling the important symbols and the descriptions of the main characters. Any thoughts and margins you come across, jot them on the margin. Once you finish reading, make use of the notes you have marked. You will get enough writing ideas to help you analyze your novel.
Assuming you are blank on the structure to follow when analyzing a novel. Why not go through to get enough details and the guidelines? Once you get examples, analyze your novel.

⦁ Ask Questions
Think of the motive of the characters and the message the author wants to convey. Think of the reason why the event you are reading took place. Consider if the theme has any significance with the historical events. Get the answers to these questions and use this information to form the basis of your analysis. Look for online examples to help you craft the best analysis of the novel.

Before analyzing the novel, you must read it and be keen on the details. Start by getting a nice environment that is free from distractions. Read the novel and take the notes underlining the key points in the novel. Be attentive to details when going through the novel. Ask yourself questions when reading the novel. Think of the reason why the author wrote that book and the message he intended to convey.

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