Literary analysis is one of the qualitative processes for analyzing the in-depth content of a particular literary text. Such a process helps in evaluating the text, taking in account its origin, the language, the related prevalence subtext and other elements involved with it. The actual features of a literary analysis do depend on the literary theories but they are not substitute by their features. The literary analysis can not only benefit the students of literature but can also benefit the common masses who have interest on the literary works. However, benefits of a well formulated literary analysis is varied and numerous. Some of the significant among them are as follows:
- Most of the literary analysis is prepared by the academicians and their works are published in numerous journals, books and conference. This is a way by which the students of literature are directly benefitted as they can utilize the analysis work for a seemingly complex text.
- There are many segment in a literary analysis which are subjective in nature and do project the various aspects of a literary piece into the frame of generalized prototype. This helps the common masses who are highly interested on literature to understand the variety associated with a particular literary text.
- Literary analysis is not a book report; it is generally prepared by brainstorming the ideas related to a particular portion and presenting it in a consolidated way. Hence, it helps a scholar to understand a complex portion effectively in a dreaded English literature class.
The benefits could only be achieved if a literary analysis is documented with efficiency and have fulfilled the purpose. The analyst must ensure to quote accurately and instead of using footnotes, he should use parenthetical documentation. All the quotations must also be framed in APA or MLA style and poetry must have some line breaks.