Techniques of Literary Summary and Analysis
Summary discusses basic facts, while analysis answers the question of why. Laist describes analysis as “summary’s smarter twin,” which is a good way to think of it. You’ll find this seven minute video very helpful.
Literary Analysis: Elements of Narrative is a second video by this instructor. Either video can stand alone, but they are most helpful together.
Parents: Please note that these slides are illustrated with a variety of visual aids, and there is a reproduction of a medieval painting of Adam and Eve and the serpent in the context of discussing the Fall. There is also mention of themes found in Proverbs 7 (no reference to the chapter itself) toward the end of the video. You may wish to preview this.