Contextual Analysis Essay
For this essay you will examine secondary works that provide contexts from which or through which you can better understand the primary text. these secondary text should provide information to establish historical background, biographical information about the writer, and/or opinions of critics. the essay should argue about the primary text and be supported by references to secondary materials. Thus the thesis of the essay will connect some aspect of context in which the text was written or has been examined to your interpretation of that primary text; in other words, you will both analyze the text AND directly discuss its place in its context.