Read it thoroughly. Then, either online through Google or Google Scholar, in the physical library, or on E library databases, do research to find an article that analyzes the work you chose. Do not choose a Sparksnotes/Shmoop/etc. type of website or article. Yes, those are geared towards students, but I want you to find an author’s individual analysis, not an explanation of what you’re expected to know for an English class. This may take some digging. You may end up finding a book chapter, a journal article, or a thoughtful blog post to discuss.
After selecting your article, read and annotate it. You should understand the author’s main points about the text.
Now you’re ready to begin drafting. The paper should contain the following components:
An introduction, summary, and explanation of the work you chose from our text
Your analysis of the work you chose from our course – Does the author use literary devices, like foreshadowing or metaphor? How and where? You might discuss the setting or the characters, or whether or not the text is mimetic or didactic. Is there any historical significance to the text? Was there an event going on that impacted the text or the author in some way? Etc.
An introduction, summary, and an explanation of the article you found
Connect the article to the text and give your opinion on its validity. Is the author completely off the mark or accurate in their analysis? Why or why not?