Techniques of Literary Summary and Analysis
In “From Summary to Analysis,” Professor Randy Laist of Goodwin College uses the nursery rhyme, “Jack and Jill,” to explain basic techniques of literary summary and analysis. What is the difference between the two?
- Summary discusses basic facts.
- Analysis answers the question of why.
Also view Literary Analysis: Elements of Narrative and Approaches to Literary Interpretation by Dr. Laist. Together, these three videos are a short introductory course in the elements of literature summary and analysis.