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Reading a Literary Analysis

Before you begin working on your own analysis, it's helpful to read how another student analyzed a piece of literature.

Reading a Student Model

This sample focuses on the character arc of Junior from The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. As you read the sample, pay close attention to how the writer describes changes in the character by citing examples from the text. Then consider how the writer connects those changes to larger lessons about life. Click on the side notes for a closer look at the key features.

Sample Literary Analysis

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