MLA Format Template for Novel Analysis

Here is a great MLA Format Template for Novel Analysis

(introduction, body paragraphs, and conclusion)

The introduction of a formal, text analysis essay begins broad on the subject in which you are
preparing to write about. General information and knowledge on the subject can be given in the
introduction._______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
The introduction should lead your reader to the thesis statement. This is one sentence located at the
end of the introduction, and it is a statement that tells your reader what he/she will be learning about or
what you will be proving within your essay.
Topic Sentence #1. Introduce the first example that supports the topic sentence._________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Give the example (evidence) from the book that proves what you just said. This is usually a direct quote
from the book._________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________________________ (Author’s last name & page number). Discuss how the example (evidence) from the
book proves what was stated in the topic sentence. ___________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Transition word that leads reader to the next example of discussion. Introduce the second example
that supports the topic sentence.__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Give the example (evidence) from the book that proves what you just said. This is usually a direct quote from the book._________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________ (Author’s last name & page number).
Discuss how the example (evidence) from the book proves what was stated in the topic sentence
sentence__________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________. Add a clincher sentence that sums up
everything you said____________________________________________________________________.

Topic Sentence #2. Introduce the first example that supports the topic sentence.____________
________________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________
Give the example (evidence) from the book that proves what you just said. This is usually a direct quote
from the book._________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________
______________ (Author’s last name & page number). Discuss how the example (evidence) from the
book proves what was stated in the topic sentence. ___________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________
Transition word that leads reader to the next example of discussion. Introduce the second example
that supports the topic sentence._________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Give the example (evidence) from the book that proves what you just said. This is usually a direct quote
from the book._________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________ (Author’s last name & page number).
Discuss how the example (evidence) from the book proves what was stated in the topic sentence
sentence__________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________. Add a clincher sentence that sums up
everything you said____________________________________________________________________.

Topic Sentence #3. Introduce the first example that supports the topic sentence._________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Give the example (evidence) from the book that proves what you just said. This is usually a direct quote
from the book._________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________________________ (Author’s last name & page number). Discuss how the example (evidence) from the
book proves what was stated in the topic sentence. ___________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Transition word that leads reader to the next example of discussion. Introduce the second example
that supports the topic sentence.__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Give the example (evidence) from the book that proves what you just said. This is usually a direct quote from the book._________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________ (Author’s last name & page number).
Discuss how the example (evidence) from the book proves what was stated in the topic sentence
sentence____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________. Add a clincher sentence that sums up everything you said____________________________________________________________________.
The conclusion begins with your thesis statement, but it must be reworded. Next, you gradually begin to expand out from your thesis statement. The conclusion is just like your introduction, only backwards________________________________________________________________________.