Quote Analysis

This can be a separate paragraph or part of one body paragraph. Provide the quote. Analyze the quote. What type of quote is it? Where is this quote located within the author’s narration or argument? How does the quote affect the chronology of the narration or argument?

Does the quote have parts? How many parts? In other words, how many ideas or things or characters is the author discussing in this one quote? Does the quote represent a description, or a definition, or an example, or a process, or a comparison or contrast, or an evaluation?

Does the quote support another quote? Does the author use this quote to support any other statement, idea, character, thing, or another quote? Who is the author of the quote? Is the author a character? Or is the author the author?

Follow up with an explanation of how your quote analysis fits within the scheme of what you are discussing. Follow up with an evaluation of the usefulness of this supporting evidence, whether good or bad. Develop a transition statement.

This analysis method serves as a guideline for how to develop the body paragraphs of your paper.

Copyright 2011 Regina Y. Favors. All Rights Reserved.

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