Analysis Essay

Question Description

The purpose of this activity is to differentiate between thesis and theme, to identify both in a model essay, and to outline the developmental strategy of the author. This will be helpful in writing throughout this course and in future courses. Note the following as well:

  • An Analysis Essay about literature uses a thesis statement about a theme (one of the big ideas) that the author offers his/her readers. As we learned before, a thesis, as a tool of analysis, tells us how or why the author makes this theme available.


  1. Read this link about an Analysis Essay
  2. Read also the essay “The Practices of Dr. Rank” (a link for this student essay sample is at the bottom of the web page of the above link).
  3. Create a Word document which includes the following information about these two readings and is divided into the three sections below:
    • According to the first reading, write what the difference is between a theme and a thesis (analysis) about that theme? Also include in your writing what the writer needs to do, according to this reading, to make a theme part of a thesis statement that will be used in writing an analysis.
    • Copy and paste the thesis for the essay, “The Practices of Dr. Rank” into the forum. State which part of this thesis is the theme, and which part(s) is/are the analysis/thesis aspect?
    • Construct an outline of the three body paragraphs of the essay, The Practices of Dr. Rank. Include the topic sentence and the evidence that supports the topic sentence, as was done in the previous assignment.
  4. Post

Final Answer


Analysis Essay
According to the first reading, a theme is the core or important topic in the story, a poem, or any
literary piece. It is the main idea of what the author would like to convey with and would like to
understand by the reader and his audiences. Whereas the thesis is an analysis of the devices that
author use such as the characters, settings tone, plot, rhythm, imagery, and others. It is the lesson
or meaning of the literary piece that the author would like the reader to learn. It answers the how and
why questions for the reader to be able to understand the story’s theme. The story contains lots of
meanings as well as emotions that the writer or the poet has to include and use different devices for
literary for him to be able to be able to convey the purpose of the theme to the readers.
In the essay, the theme that the author would like to convey is the honesty that is not allowed in
the marriage. “The Practices of Dr, Rank”, the character in the story symbolizes as well as reflects
the real life as well as the society and how to remove the barrier ...

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