Set during the American Civil War, the story is about Peyton Farquhar, a man about to be hanged at Owl Creek Bridge.
The man's love for his wife and children leads him to envision an escape, which turns out to be solely in his mind.
Once you have gone over the text, reflect on whether its purpose was achieved and whether this purpose was meaningful.
With nonfiction texts, evaluate the validity and effectiveness of supporting evidence.
With fictional texts in particular, a reflection on style will most likely include some thinking around the literary devices employed.
End the body of your essay with sections containing your response to the work.Bierce's narrative is one that uses content as a means of playing with literary devices.As such, only half of the story told is revealed to be real.Follow this paragraph with a comment on the style and structure of the text that you're analyzing.Even when a text makes use of a traditional structure, it is still worthwhile to consider whether there was space for improvement.Your conclusion should bring all of the points you have made together in a manner that supports the main argument of your writing, as set out in the introduction. You might find that, in writing the conclusion, you realize that this logic might be easier to follow if you restructure the order of your body paragraphs.When this is the case, don't hesitate to do so, but remember to check that your linking sentences still make sense.Try it risk-free Have you ever read a very in-depth review of a movie or book?If so, you've seen a general example of a critical response essay.As a member, you'll also get unlimited access to over 79,000 lessons in math, English, science, history, and more.Plus, get practice tests, quizzes, and personalized coaching to help you succeed.