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Sample literature essays from Ultius writers

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Writers with Ultius are no strangers to literature essays, and below are some examples previously written. There are many more examples to be found on our company blog. There, you can find many examples of top-notch essays and other literary works to feed your intellectual curiosity.

Blog post | Aristotle and Oedipus: Analysis of Ancient Greek Literature

Aristotle and Oedipus: Analysis of Ancient Greek Literature

This literature essay analyzes the work of Aristotle with his character Oedipus. Aristotle was the first to define a hero as having a character flaw that leads to their inevitable downfall, a theme that appears frequently in his work. This essay examines the work of Aristotle and the development of the heroic archetype that can still be found in a number of contemporary literary works.

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Blog post | Balance of Power in Literature: Faulkner and Browning

Balance of Power in Literature: Faulkner and Browning

This literature essay compares pieces from two different classic writers- “A Rose for Emily” by William Faulkner and “My Last Duchess” by Robert Browning. Specifically, this essay examines the complex relationship between servants and their masters presented in each of these works. They both contain themes of social isolation, the struggle for power, and gender roles while posing questions as to the heights to which power can take you.

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Blog post | Essay on African American Literature

Essay on African American Literature

This sample literature essay describes the influence of writer Toni Cade Bambara, considered by many to one of the most highly influential female African American writers of modern literature. It will delve into her unique writing style and the recurring themes of social activism and prejudice. Bambara used her work to comment on issues of race and the objectification of women.

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What makes a good literature essay?

A literature essay makes an argument about a specific piece of literature (usually a poem, play, or novel)

You may be asked to write this type of essay in composition or literature classes in order to assess your knowledge, evaluation, and depth of critical thinking about a piece of literature. This is not simply an opinion paper - your essay will need a strong thesis statement that explains your point of view and establishes it as one worthy of debate. A good literature essay requires research to back-up your perspective or interpretation of the piece of literature you are discussing.

Literature essays require you to break the subject down into its component parts in order to better analyze it. The process of examining the different elements of a piece of literature will help you better appreciate and understand the work of literature as a whole.

  • 1Understand the theme you want to set, or set by the author


    Your theme will set the overall tone of your essay


    The theme of your literature essay is the main subject matter of your paper, the recurring thoughts and ideas that tie each component of your work together. Your literature essay will examine how this theme is presented and provide evidence from the literary work itself.

    You must develop your essay with supporting ideas, quotes, and specific examples from the text. The possible themes for your literature essay are nearly endless.

    Some examples include:

    • The concept of madness in Shakespeare’s Hamlet
    • Issues of racism in Huckleberry Finn
    • Recurring themes of justice and mortality in The Lovely Bones

    As you can see, the potential subject matter for your literature essay expands widely across all kinds of literary works.

  • 2Describe the plot, and what story points/writing aspects stick out


    A plot describes the main arc you story or essay will follow


    The plot is a key part of the literary work you essay will examine. It delivers the story and important events in an order specific to the delivery of the author’s message. The main plot points of any work of literature serve as a vessel for the intended reaction, emotions, and thoughts that come from the work as a whole. In your essay, you will be required to point to significant plot points and explain how they relate to and support your paper’s theme.

    An impactful plot will contain the following elements in an arch/rainbow like structure.

    The plot rainbow
    The plot consists of the exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution.

    These main elements make up any successful plot and are used to present the main themes and concepts of the literary work.

  • 3Describe the setting for readers not familiar with the literature work


    Keep in mind where your story, or essay takes place and what the surroundings are like


    Setting is an important element that contributes to the overall themes of any literary work. A properly presented setting help the reader to relate more to the characters because it provides them with a better sense of who they are and how they feel.

    In fictional works, settings can be used as tools to build entire worlds where a story may take place. In non-fictional works, a setting is used to describe what exactly the surroundings of the time were like, describing moods, or what was happening at a specific moment.

    Writers use setting to help convey the messages and ideas they are presenting to their audience by setting a stage they can easily imagine for the works’ plot points. A lot can be gleaned about how the characters view the world by the culture and atmosphere of the setting.

    Elements of setting include:

    Describing your setting in a literature essay
    The weather, mood/feeling, time or year influence the actions of protagonist, antagonist, and other characters.

    Each of these elements of setting can help convey important ideas about a literary works’ theme and message.

  • 4What happened with the characters of the piece of literature?


    Tell the reader not only about the main character, but about all the supporting characters as well


    Another important element to note in a literature essay are the character types presented in the work. The development of a good character is imperative because the message is better communicated when readers can empathize and understand the characters. Even minor characters can play important roles in the delivery of the work’s themes and ideas.

    Characters also provide dialogue, which helps in the development of the plot, as well.

    Important elements that can reveal the motivations of a literary character include:

    • Backstory: when they were born, their home life, job or school experience, past trauma, personality, etc.
    • Relatability: relatable characters are vulnerable and flawed, something every reader can relate to
    • Development: a writer’s message is best conveyed through the transformation and progress of their characters

    A well-developed character with relatable qualities and identifiable growth and change over time can be utilized to deliver the writer’s key themes and message.

  • 5Describe the style/technique of the author, and how it ties into the tone


    Describe any literary traits, or devices used to in the literature you're describing in your essay


    The linguistic aspects of someone’s writing style and technique can play a key role in the delivery of the work’s themes and message to the writer’s audience. A writer’s style helps to elicit the writer’s intended response, keep the audience interested and engaged, and to demonstrate the personality and abilities of the writer themselves. For some writers, their style is so developed that they can be identified by their writing style, alone.

    Elements of writing style and technique include:

    • Sentence and paragraph structure
    • Word choice
    • Rhythm
    • Tone

    The style, technique and rhetorical devices employed by a writer are important communication tools in any literary work.

How to produce a literature essay

A literature essay is structured similarly to other types of essays, but the focuses more on the literature itself

A literature essay generally follows this format:

  • Brainstorming possible topics
  • Formulate and back up your argument with evidence
  • Writing your thesis and introduction
  • Writing 3-5 body paragraphs
  • Writing a 1-paragraph conclusion
  • Citing your sources (Works Cited)
  • Create a title

Step 1: Brainstorm the best way to compose your literary essay

Sit down and think about what topic can make for an interesting essay

Begin by brainstorming a possible topic for your essay. Think about the theme, plot, setting, characters, and style/technique of the piece of literature. Make a list of everything that comes to mind when you think about the poem, play, or novel.

Techniques for brainstorming
Start with a free-write and idea map to choose three important thoughts connect to your subject, then use the three points to create an outline.

This will not only get your brain warmed up and ideas flowing, but it will also help you to hone in on an interesting and debate-worthy focus for your essay.

Step 2: Arguments & evidence to support the point(s) of your literature essay

This is where you will put together what you need to drive your main point home

Next, formulate your argument. What is your perspective, interpretation, evaluative judgment, or critical evaluation? Remember, this is not simply an opinion paper. You will have to back up your argument about the literary work with outside research and/or quotes and examples from the text itself (evidence).

Try to find reputable academic sources for your literature essay. It is also wise to use notes from class and/or the piece of literature itself.

Step 3: A thesis and introduction should be direct in a literature essay

The thesis statement tells your reader what to expect and also helps you stay on topic

Writing a thesis statement will help you and your audience understand your argument. Make sure it is specific, detailed, and debatable and states the purpose of your essay--the point you are trying to make.


Clearly state your argument. Some professors may want to see a statement such as "I argue that", or "It is argued here", or some variation. Check with your professor/instructor for the exact requirements and styling needed.

The thesis statement generally comes at the end of your introduction, which is the first paragraph of your essay and outlines what the essay will be about. You may want to use a quotation, a controversial question, or an anecdote to grab the reader’s attention.

It would also be beneficial to include relevant background information that relates to your thesis to help the reader understand the position you are taking. Here is where you will introduce the topic, name the piece of literature you are writing about (be sure to italicize longer works and use quotation marks for shorter works), name the author, and give a brief summary of the piece.

This can also be done in the thesis statement, which may take on the following format:

In (Title), the author (Name) uses technique 1, technique 2, and technique 3 in order to show/convey/establish a particular effect/purpose.

Step 4: The body is where you’ll introduce your arguments and evidence from above

Be careful not to introduce new ideas that do not directly relate to your thesis

The body of your essay will generally be 3-5 paragraphs of 5-7 sentences each and will explain your argument in more detail. Here is where your research comes in--you will need to provide evidence from outside sources or the text itself to back up your argument.


Check with your professor or instructor on length requirements.

Textual evidence consists of summary, paraphrase, specific details, and direct quotations. Every paragraph in the body must connect to your thesis statement. Start and each paragraph with a topic sentence and end with a conclusion sentence that links to the thesis statement.

Step 5: Producing a strong conclusion to your literature essay

The final paragraph is your conclusion, which sums up and concludes your literature essay

It is vital that you do not introduce any new ideas in the conclusion.

Three key principles when writing essay conclusions
When writing a conclusion do not introduce new information, do not be redundant, and avoid generic filler phrases.

Simply restate your thesis statement and the evidence that supports it using different language than you did in the introduction and body.

You can also summarize the main points you have already made, or make a comment from a different perspective about the literary work you are analyzing.

Step 6: Your works cited should be done in MLA style

The works cited section is where you’ll list the works you’ve referenced

Next, you will need to create a “Works Cited” page. This will be on a separate page of its own. Be sure to include the piece of literature you are writing about as well as any outside sources you have used in your essay.

Example of Works Cited
This is how a work cited page looks done in MLA

Structuring information on the Works Cited page

Last, First, MI. "Title: Subtitle." Publication, vol. xx, no. xx, Date [mm dd yyyy], pp. Xx.

Bagchi, Alaknanda. "Conflicting Nationalisms: The Voice of the Subaltern in Mahasweta Devi's Bashai Tudu." Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature, vol. 15, no. 1, 1996, pp. 41-50.

Step 7: Write your title after your essay takes shape

Save creating a title for your essay for last

Finally, your literature essay will need a title. The title is the first thing a reader sees, so it is essential that you give your essay a title captures their attention. Be creative--do not simply title your paper the name of the piece of literature. It is best to leave the title until last, so you can choose something catchy that really captures the essence of your essay.

Tips, tricks, and other resources

Now that you have the basic format for writing a literature essay down, let’s look at some areas that may need further attention.

Literature essays are written in MLA format. In addition to a Works Cited page, you will need to include (Author, Page #) in-text citations. For more information on how to correctly use MLA, visit our writer help page.

While writing literature essays about plays, novels, and poems follow the same general guidelines and format, writing about poetry can be a bit trickier and more involved. For more detailed information on writing about poetry, visit Purdue Owl.

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