How to Transform Textual Analysis into Written Composition

This guide will show you how to take students through the process of reading at multiple levels at once and also transform those reading ideas into a well-written paragraph about literature.

Authors are artists and literature is art. While they don’t use paint brushes or charcoal pencils to depict and connect ideas and images, one can decode and decipher their written passages in a manner that reveals the multivalence of text. The multiple reading levels of analysis can then be transformed into a single paragraph.

This guide uses Shakespeare’s *Hamlet* as an example.

— Bryan Sanders