Evidence that supports your claim (1-2 specific pieces from the text)
What choice author made
Why he/she made it
Reasoning on HOW the author's choice(s) create meaning
Choose a passage.
PRINT IT OUT.
Annotate, outline, take notes. HANDWRITE YOUR NOTES.
Conclusion about how the choice reflects on a larger idea in the novel
Practice writing the paragraph with a timer.
Adjust your notes accordingly.
What NOT to do in passage analysis...
I, you, we, us, the reader, the audience, etc.
Summarize the plot.
(I already know what happened.)
This shows the reader that...
Say "This quote shows that..."
I swear I will cry if you do.