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Sentence Stems to Analyze Quotes

Sentence Stems to Analyze Quotes

After you use a quote and explain its meaning, you must also analyze it.  This means you must  

explain why it is important, and how it connects to your claim.

Analysis/Reasoning

  • This reveals…
  • This shows…
  • This demonstrates…
  • This means…
  • The words ___x__ in the passage mean…
  • This illustrates/highlights/exemplifies…
  • One can see from this…
  • This is interesting/fascinating

Author

  • The author reveals/shows/presents/emphasizes/suggests…
  • The author wants the reader to understand…
  • The author’s use of _____x____ is revealing because…
  • The author’s purpose of _____x_____ is achieved in this quote when…
  • The author writes this to show…
  • The author’s point/idea is…
  • The essence of the author’s argument is…