In an analytical essay you need to show:
Comments on style
Outlines what will be discussed in the body of the essay.
Topic sentences introduce each new point/paragraph.
Details support topic sentences.
Paragraph gives evidence from text to support argument.
Comment about style
Quotes support statements
Present tense shows currency of information
Use of symbols to show how author creates effects.
Adjectives add life to text.
Quotes support statements.
Keep sentences short
Metaphors add colour
Linking words (i.e. First, second, third, finally, etc.)
Give characters’ opinions on events
Show how symbols are used
Show how characters fit into the theme